Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol 2022
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Sancerre|
Gerard Boulay’s Sancerre is an example of Grand Cru. Gerard traces his history in Sancerre at the small village of Chavignol back to 1380. At the town square, the records division mentions Jean Boulay as an owner of vineyards. The wines of Chavignol Sancerre are produced on “terre blanche” soils, making them some of the most distinctive and soil-inflected Sauvignon Blancs produced in the Loire, with a delineation and minerality often reminiscent of a top Chablis (or white Burgundy). And here, with the 2021 vintage, we are getting one of Boulay’s best.
The wine opens with a stellar bouquet of gooseberry, tangerine, lime peel, great minerality, white flowers and a touch of fresh tarragon in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock-solid at the core, with outstanding focus and grip, snappy acids and great soil signature on the long, complex and very classy finish. Of course I will be drinking this immediately, but for those of you who stash a few bottles away, you are in for a divine treat – this will age exceptionally well, for more than a decade.
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