Region: Burgundy, France
Viticulture: Organic + Biodynamic
Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in barrels without batonage
Aging: 12 months in barrels, then 6 months in tanks
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: Minimal added at bottling
Notes from the Importer: 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.
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.