Domaine Genot-Boulanger 'Mercurey - Saumonts' 1er Cru 2020


Guillaume and Aude Lavollée represent the fourth generation of vignerons at Génot-Boulanger. Their wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards, located along all three Burgundy côtes, from Chambolle Musigny, down to the domaine in Meursault, and on to Mercurey. With 22 hectares, Génot-Boulanger is one of only a few family-owned Burgundian domaines to produce such a diverse range. (They produce wine from over 30 appellations!)

Since 2008, Guillaume and Aude have worked painstakingly to improve the quality of their wines, converting to organic farming practices and experimenting with biodynamics. The domaine’s philosophy is “maximum work in the vineyards for minimum intervention in the cuverie.” This has translated to wines that are first and foremost true to their terroir.

Reds are de-stemmed or left whole cluster, depending on the harvest. During the 3-4 weeks of barrel fermentation using indigenous yeasts, they intervene as little as possible. Gentle extraction is prioritized by adjusting the number of punch downs and pump overs according to the cuvée and vintage. Their Pinot Noirs are then aged 12 months in oak barrels followed by 6 months in tank.

Producer: Génot Boulanger

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Mercurey

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml