“A wine like the Bourgogne Blanc Monatine 2017 has remarkable energy and zen-like balance with an extraordinary mineral depth and joie de vivre that even many grand crus in Burgundy miss: truly a vin d’émotion.”
This quote (of myself) was part of my motivation for awarding Marthe Henry Boillot the “Flavour of the Year” award for 2019.
As always, I taste more than one vintage before I form an opinion of a producer. In this case I have tasted 2017, 2018, and 2019 to be sure that this is really something special. What can I say? Yes it is!
To see the start of her story, the article from my first visit to Marthe Henry Boillot is here.
Anyway, it’s better to taste than to talk. To the 2018s!
A bit about the wines
One of the things that are special about the wines from Marthe Henry Boillot is that they are vinified and matured without sulphur, and only see a light sulphuring at bottling. The wines are therefore what I would call low sulphur, but still protected. They avoid the influence of sulphur during vinification.
Vinification without sulfur seems to release the inner details of the wines and reveal the juicy energy of the fruit without the slight compression of mid-palate fruit sometimes experienced in sulphured wines – if that makes any sense.
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