2019 Gerard Boulay Sancerre 'La Côte'
Loire Valley, France
The Boulay family domaine in Chavignol can trace its history back to 1380. The youngest vines were planted by in 1972 and the average vine age is approximately 45 years old. The soil is the classic Kimmeridgian or “terre blanche,” similar to the soil in Chablis. The Sauvignon blanc vines are framed organically and harvested manually, and no yeast and little to no SO2 are added during vinfication. Boulay’s parcel in 'La Grande Côte' is one of three designated Crus of Chavignol and is reputed for producing wines of incredible precision. This is serious juice: aromatic, tart, and concentrated with laser-like focus. This is stunning now, but you could also hide one away for a few years as well.