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Boyer Martenot, 'Les Reuchaux Puligny-Montrachet 2020
France / White

Boyer Martenot, 'Les Reuchaux Puligny-Montrachet 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Vincent Boyer of Domaine Boyer-Martenot values both innovation and tradition, his wines exemplify this. Vincent approaches the elevage of the wines like no other Burgundian vigneron that we know . Overtly oaky, fruity, or reductive notes are eschewed in favor of wines that push the expression of grape and place further to the fore front. The domaine is located in the village of Meursault and most of its 24 acres of vines are there – there is some Puligny too – and 9 different Meursaults, all but one being from single vineyards, are produced. The recipe, so to speak, is similar across the board. Hand harvested, fermented with indigenous years in tank, aged for one year in barrel (usually 20%-30% new), and all the wines are aged an additional year in unlined concrete egg shaped tanks. 

‘Reucheaux’ sits below Puligny’s premier cru row, on the Meursault side of the village. Soils are very stony, with limestone subsoils. A bit more heft, a bit more flesh than your usual Puligny, but still chock-full of herbs and flowers and spice.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Puligny-Montrachet
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Chardonnay
Farming
Organic
Soil
Limestone and Clay
Winemaking
Fermented in steel tank, aged in barrel 1 year, and then concrete egg tank for 1 year.