Puligny Montrachet, La Garenne, 1er Cru
Génot Boulanger

Puligny Montrachet, La Garenne, 1er Cru



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Génot Boulanger, Puligny Montrachet, La Garenne, 1er Cru, 2022


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Génot Boulanger, Puligny Montrachet, La Garenne, 1er Cru, 2022

Extremely impressive for both its precision and its sense of completeness this year. When we remarked about this, Guillaume explained that "Garenne seems to be improving with these new warmer drier conditions. It may be at the top of hill, but we have springs up here, and a bit more clay, so it appears to suffer less". Fine, long and persistent, with a crisp fleshed intensity on the palate, impressive body and power but with precision to its drive. Habitually a vineyard that produces many millerande berries.  A south-east facing vineyard, high up the hill just below the forest planted on white, rocky limestone soils with fossils in the subsoil. A cool and mineral terroir. Aged in 20% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in tank.  

Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru offers red apple, dewy meadow and light wet pavement scents on the tightly-wound nose. Très Puligny. The palate is well-balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Quite an elegant Puligny with hints of white tea and chamomile towards the finish, lending it a more Chassagne-like finish. This should mature well in bottle.
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Génot Boulanger

Génot Boulanger

It is not every day we come across a 22ha domaine in Burgundy we have never encountered before that are producing wines of outstanding quality. So we were taken aback during our visit to Genot-Boulanger in Spring 2018, a tasting which proved startling for its consistent brilliance for both white and red wines. The Domaine began its history as the life-long dream of two Parisian pharmacists, Charles-Henri Génot and his wife Marie Boulanger, that was realised when they moved to Meursault and purchased vineyards in Mercurey in 1974. They began to gradually build up the Domaine with further acquisitions in the Côte d'Or including Meursault, Volnay and Chassagne. In 1995 the Domaine expanded again into the Côte de Nuits, Corton and Aloxe-Corton Clos du Chapitre. By 1998 Francois Delaby had inherited 22 prime hectares of vineyard area in Burgundy. He was joined by daughter Aude and son in law Guillaume Lavollée who, in turn, took over the running of the Domaine in 2008, becoming the fourth family generation of the estate's history. Aude and Guillaume were clear on their mission from the off - to produce wines that express the complexity and finesse of their great Burgundian terroirs - recognising the quality of the vineyard to be the most important factor to get right. So they began their tenure by concentrating on viticulture and the health of the soil, starting conversion to organic farming - a process that ended with full certification in 2018. Winemaking follows a non-interventionist approach. For reds whole bunches are included during fermentation to a small degree when appropriate, or equally berries are completely de-stalked depending on the vintage. Fermentations are with indigenous yeasts and extractions are gentle. The wines are aged with 20% new oak barrels for 12 months followed by 6 months ageing in tank. The whites undergo the same process, the only difference being no sulphur is added to them until after malolactic fermentation. Rather like Aude and Guillaume themselves the wines are precise, composed and elegant. These are beautiful, noble burgundies that effortlessly give plenty of pleasure and can be considered among the Côte's greats.

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