Domaine Génot-Boulanger Meursault 'Clos du Cromin', 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.
Clos du Cromin is located on the bordering hillside to Volnay and historically, it was planted in Pinot Noir, not Chardonnay. For many years it was the only parcel of Meursault the domaine owned. As a result, it became synonymous with the estate and for the last 25 years has been its most visible wine.
Genot-Boulanger's parcel is 1.42 hectares and located at the bottom of the slope where the soil is rich in clay.
Viticulture: Converting to Organic and Biodynamic