Gerard Boulay “Comtesse” Sancerre 2017

$120.00
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“Pierre Bréjoux, when Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée board, noted that there are some wines of Sancerre that “…one would like to have a throat as long as a swan’s neck so as to taste them better.” Boulay’s Comtesse, a wine as profound and seductive as Sancerre can get, is one such wine. This rare bottling comes from just 0.40 hectares of 70 year old vines in the ‘Comtesse’ lieu-dit (vineyard/place name) at the chalky epicentre of Les Monts-Damnés. For hundreds of years, or more, this vineyard has been considered locally to be the finest single terroir of Chavignol. The soil composition is pure Kimmeridgian limestone. A 30-40cm layer of topsoil rests over solid limestone bedrock (bringing a lot of minerality and warmth as the rocks absorb the heat of the sun), while the position on the slope ensures full ripeness. Full ripeness plus intense minerality – a combination that all of France’s greatest vineyards share. Here they combine to provide Boulay’s most powerful and hedonistic wine. There are layers of ripe apricot and white peach fruit, complexed with fresh almond, lime zest, cinnamon and smoke. The palate is both mouth filling and super racy with tightly wound fruit, pithy, powdery freshness and enormous energy. It will be even more special with a couple of years in the cellar, but is already magic now.” - Importer
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“Pierre Bréjoux, when Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée board, noted that there are some wines of Sancerre that “…one would like to have a throat as long as a swan’s neck so as to taste them better.” Boulay’s Comtesse, a wine as profound and seductive as Sancerre can get, is one such wine. This rare bottling comes from just 0.40 hectares of 70 year old vines in the ‘Comtesse’ lieu-dit (vineyard/place name) at the chalky epicentre of Les Monts-Damnés. For hundreds of years, or more, this vineyard has been considered locally to be the finest single terroir of Chavignol. The soil composition is pure Kimmeridgian limestone. A 30-40cm layer of topsoil rests over solid limestone bedrock (bringing a lot of minerality and warmth as the rocks absorb the heat of the sun), while the position on the slope ensures full ripeness. Full ripeness plus intense minerality – a combination that all of France’s greatest vineyards share. Here they combine to provide Boulay’s most powerful and hedonistic wine. There are layers of ripe apricot and white peach fruit, complexed with fresh almond, lime zest, cinnamon and smoke. The palate is both mouth filling and super racy with tightly wound fruit, pithy, powdery freshness and enormous energy. It will be even more special with a couple of years in the cellar, but is already magic now.” - Importer
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