Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol 2020
The Boulay family have roots in the top tier Sancerre village of Chavignol that go back to 1380, with land records for that year that mention Jean Boulay as owner of vineyards in Chavignol.
Today Gerard Boulay farms his spectacular vineyards, planted on the slopes around the village in Kimmeridgian, “terre blanche” soils that are very similar to the soils of Chablis.
Of the 9ha owned by Gerard Boulay, 8 of the hectares are on the slopes of Chavignol on Kimmeridgian or “terre blanche” soils (similar to the soils in Chablis). He does all the work by hand, and has practiced organic farming since 1990.
Country/Region: France, Loire, Sancerre
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Farming: Practicing organic, Gerard manually works the soil. All fruit is hand-harvested.
Terroir: Sourced from various parcels in the village of Chavignol, Base of Kimmeridgian limestone
Winemaking: Natural yeast fermentation in tank. Aged 8 months on lees in about 95% tank, 5% large used wood.