One of our most exciting recent finds in Burgundy has been the Domaine Boursot in Chambolle-Musigny. They’re new to our portfolio but hardly new to the region, having started making wine there in 1550. Still, we feel as though we’ve gotten in on the ground floor – a new generation has taken the family’s unrivaled terroir in an exciting, modernized direction.
The wine world has started to take note – during our visit in April this year M. Boursot explained they had begun to turn away customers for lack of stock. Neal Martin calls their wines “superb” and “very fine,” and writes of a “foundation for a promising future.” The Boursot brothers have a brand new cuverie, and have begun to use amphora for elevage so as not to rely on wood.
Boursot’s entire lineup of excellent 2020s reds from Chambolle-Musigny will be in the July Futures, out next week. But we’re highlighting their Bourgogne rouge today.
Boursot’s regional-level Bourgogne vines are near Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée, and the humble wine’s elegance echoes the famous earth from which it comes. Grand Cru Musigny this is not, but it boasts unusually finessed tannin and shape for its classification. Everything in 2020 is supremely concentrated (Boursot’s yields were 50% of normal), with excellent balance and classic pinot fruit but almost syrah-like color and intensity. Today’s Bourgogne is no exception.
We found a nose of bright fresh strawberries, with notes of violets and honeysuckle. The mouth is precise and clean, with an excellent chalky tension cutting through the abundant material. Neal Martin called it “a commendable regional red,” finding “a spring in its step…crunchy red berry fruit…and a chalky textured finish.”
Not much costs the same as it did a year ago, but thanks to an unusually favorable exchange rate the price on this wine hasn’t moved since 2019. Available by the case and half case; quantities limited, first come first served. If there’s any left we’ll include it in July Futures.
Boursot Bourgogne 2020
Ansonia Retail: $336
July Futures: $250/case