T. +44 (0)20 7484 6430
  • London: +44 (0)20 7484 6430
  • Edinburgh: +44 (0)131 226 4202
  • Hong Kong: +852 3628 3627
0 items
Checkout

Thibaud Boudignon’s 2015s
11 April 2017

There’s no doubt about it, Thibaud Boudignon is on a bit of a roll. After his stellar 2014s, it was hard to see how the wines could get much better. Visiting Thibaud’s brand new state of the art cellar in Savennieres earlier in the year we were eager with anticipation. Having previously made the wines under the family home, in severely cramped conditions, this new facility sits right above his flagship new vineyard, Clos de la Hutte and provides all the space he could want. Furthermore, it’s extremely well equipped. “I wanted a quality of ageing found in cellars in Saumur (i.e.deep limestone caves), without any of the hassle” Thibaud explained. What this means in practice is a hospital grade air filtration double flue, a geothermic temperature regulation system and state of the art hydrometer. If that sounds rather technical, it is, but it’s all in aid of getting the atmosphere in the cellar right. “Oak uptake can be handled so much better if you have precise control over the humidity and temperature of your cellar – it is a lot of stuff, the first time they’ve all been used in a wine cellar in France, but for me, it was very important to have the best for the wines”. Surprisingly, for all this new technology, the active winemaking here remains remarkably simple with all efforts directed into allowing each of his four cuvees to speak as clearly and faithfully as possible. New tweaks afforded by the new cellar include a new press that allows for a longer more gentle pressing, new cooling tanks that allow him precise control over exactly when fermentation starts, and a computerised system for adjusting his new humidity and temperature gizmos.

Tasting through the complete range of 2016s and 2015s it is clear to see that this new working environment has helped to push Thibaud to the next level, truly maximising the potential of his great vineyards, adding new layers of sophistication and precision to his four cuvees. Couple this with his near maniacal work in the vineyards and the Boudignon domaine is starting to set the bar for crystal clear, dry, purposeful Loire Chenin Blanc very high indeed.

Enquire Now

Fill in your details here to register to receive our flight of special offers. Not only that, but be the first at our upcoming dinners and tastings and stay up to date on the hidden gems among our portfolio.

  FineWine@justerinis.com

  +44 (0)20 7484 6430

     

Please see our Privacy and Cookie Notice for more information about how Justerini & Brooks processes information and your rights in connection with that personal information.
Fields marked with * are required