2019 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Les Monts-Damnes

Sancerre, France

Sublime single vineyard Sancerre, brimming with mineral tension.



About The Wine

This is pretty much as good as Sauvignon Blanc can get. An exquisite, minerally, electric white wine where the soil talks louder than the variety - you may be hard-pressed to pick this as Sauvignon.

Monts-Damnes, the damned slopes, is one of the legendary vineyards of Sancerre, steep-sided, old vines, and full of chalky limestone. Extensive oak ageing reveals itself in length and texture rather than any flavour impact.

Stonefruits and spice, a crunching citrus line, touch of herbal leafiness, and a fine, pristine finish of chalk dust and supreme fruit concentration./p>

About Gerard Boulay

Gérard Boulay is one of the towering figures of Sancerre.

His family has grown grapes and made wine in the tiny village of Chavignol since the 1300s. His wines are among the most respected in the region, showcasing the great terroir of Chavignol in its most pure form. As is the case with all great vignerons, his focus is put squarely on the vineyard, he hand-harvests, farms without herbicides or pesticides, and works his plots with horse over machine.

Vigneron Gerard Boulay
Vigneron Gerard Boulay
Sancerre, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Monts-Damnés (pronounced mon-dannay) is perhaps the best-known vineyard in Chavignol. Drinking some great juice from this site leaves you in little doubt that Chavignol is home to the most textural, mineral, uplifting and sublime Sancerre. Boulay’s bottling comes from 45-year-old vines on one of the steepest inclines of this majestic vineyard—a 40-degree gradient, south-facing plot on terres blanches soil (white, chalky clay and limestone), directly adjacent to Edmond Vatan’s Clos la Néore vineyard. It's a parcel of vines that gift a wine of great hedonism and complexity.

This was vinified in three- to four-year-old Rousseau Tronçais oak casks, before finishing its aging in large cask prior to bottling. This superb and seductive release walks a striking line between texture and tension. It has a denser palate than the previous vintage, balanced with the invigorating nature of this compelling site. Here we see more subtle green apple fruit, while fresh ginger and stone fruit intermingle with iodine/oyster shell notes. Silky, structured and exceptionally long, this is an incisive, striking release from the great ‘mineral reactor’ of Chavignol.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.5
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Gerard Boulay
Gerard Boulay
Sancerre, France

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