Puligny Montrachet, Les Nosroyes
Génot Boulanger

Puligny Montrachet, Les Nosroyes, 2019


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2019
75cl
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£69.20

2019
6x75cl
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£415.22


Génot Boulanger, Puligny Montrachet, Les Nosroyes, 2019

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

A wine that expresses its origins very clearly. Noticeably slighter and skinnier than the Meursaults, this is slender and silky Puligny that also offers the sun-kissed, ripe fruit touch so typical of this vintage. Mirabelle, wild honey, confit golden berries and crushed stone notes glide across the palate. Delicate, open and soft, with a chalky note offsetting the richness of the vintage. A very fine Puligny village vineyard towards the top of the slope on the north side of the village, just underneath Les Perrieres. Here there is a predominance of limestone. Les Nosroyes is a well drained vineyard that typially yields finely-etched but ripe fruited wines with a chalky finish. Aged in 20% new oak for 12 months followed by 6 months in tank.

Critics score


Score:
90

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
12/2020

Notes
The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Nosroyes, which comes from 1.2 hectares of vine, has an expressive bouquet of linden and crushed rock, hints of white flower emerging with time. The palate is balanced with a rounded, slightly honeyed opening, touches of white peach and a hint of tangerine, and a fine bead of acidity tying together the finish. Good length. This should drink well for a decade, possibly more. 

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France

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Burgundy

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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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