Domaine Génot-Boulanger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières, Burgundy, France 2019
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 Génot-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. Génot-Boulanger's 0.35 hectare parcel of Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres was planted in the 1970s on a hillside of limestone and marly soils and with an ideal southeastern exposure. The family attributes the harmonious balance of the wine to the geological balance of limestone and clay in the soil. In their eyes it is one of the best 1er Cru of Puligny-Montrachet.
Viticulture: Converting to Organic and Biodynamic