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Gerard Boulay

Gerard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol Tradition Blanc 2022


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Loire

Type: White Wine

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Gerard Boulay's vineyards produce some of the most distinctive and soil-inflected Sauvignon Blancs in the Loire, with a delineation and minerality often reminiscent of a top Chablis. Boulay is among the top examples of the appellation's potential.

Organic farming. Gerard manually works the soil. All fruit is hand-harvested. Natural yeast fermentation in tank. Aged 8 months on lees in about 95% tank, 5% large used wood.

The 2019 Chavignol Sancerre is racy and very complex. Bright citrus and herbaceous notes on the nose open up to melon, pink grapefruit and a light spice of white pepper and minerals. The palate has wonderful acidity, yet is still lush and mouth-coating.