Vincent Boyer is among the most talented of our winemakers, and his family owns some the Côte d’Or’s finest white wine terroir. With his increasing recognition and impressive critical scores, you might expect him to be content with the renown he has achieved. But Vincent is an innovator.
He’s adopted a longer aging process — one year in neutral wood barrels, and then another year in concrete eggs — and has converted nearly his entire vineyard surface to organics. His already impressive wines have improved across the board, and we predict their upward trajectory will only continue.
Boyer is best known for his delicious Meursault and Puligny cuvées, which rank among some of most impressive Burgundies of either color in our cellar. For years we’ve brought in his Bourgogne-Aligoté, a delicious, affordable wine made with Burgundy’s other white grape. But we’re excited at last to have his entry-level Chardonnay in stock.
The 2018 Bourgogne is as serious as Bourgogne blanc gets. The nose is clean and fresh, with barely a whisper of oak alongside the baked lemon fruit. The mouth is concentrated and intense — far deeper than a typical Bourgogne blanc — with excellent density, a fine, chalky finish. Burghound found it “plump, fleshy and attractively textured,” and awarded both his “outstanding” and “top value” distinctions.
Entry level Bourgogne blanc doesn’t get better than this.
Boyer-Martenot Bourgogne blanc 2018
bottle price: $34
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