Domaine Genot-Boulanger 'Meursault - Boucheres' 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.

The Chardonnays at Genot-Boulanger are whole-cluster pressed. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels with native yeasts and there is no batonnage. The percentage of new barrels used is around 20-30%. After 12 months of aging, the wine is racked and aged for another six months in stainless steel before being bottled.

The word "bouchot" in old Burgundian dialect means "bush" or "small wooded area.” At the time, how wooded the area was characterized the area. Meursault 1er Cru Boucheres is in one of the most barren areas of Meursault. There is so little top soil and so rocky that only a few bushes grow there, hence its name.

Genot-Boulanger's 0.61 plot of Chardonnay planted in the 1990s and is located south-west of the village. The terroir is characterized by its steep slope and shallow calcareous soils where the bedrock is practically near the surface.


Producer: Génot Boulanger

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appellation: Meursault

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml