Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Localization: Meursault, Burgundy
Tasting Note: This pale lemon pulp-colored wine has gorgeous aromas of honeysuckle, ripe peaches, lemon curd, orange peel, and toasted hazelnuts. The ripe, rich palate features citrus, peaches, and exotic tropical fruit quality. The finish adds subtle nutty and chalky mineral flavors and a spine of refreshing acidity. Full, rich, and round, this is also pure and vivacious. It benefits from an hour in the decanter and can be enjoyed now through 2028.
Notes: Boyer-Martenot's plot in "En L'Ormeau" has some of the oldest vines in Meursault! Low on the slope, just south of the village of Meursault, and very near the winery, the vines were planted by Vincent’s great grandmother Lucie in 1924! The roots go extremely deep into the vineyard's rich limestone clay soils. This has classic Meursault richness and full-body along with regal texture, exceptional length, and distinct character.
Food Pairing: This has the body, richness, and palate-clinging texture to work brilliantly with rich seafood dishes like bacon-wrapped diver scallops or oven-roasted salmon with garlic butter.
The Domain: After World War II, André Boyer inherited the Domaine from his mother Lucie, who up until then had been running the winery entirely by herself. In 1945 André married Juliette Devèze who was born and raised in the adjoining village of Puligny Montrachet. Their son, Yves, continued his family's tradition and married Marie Cécile Martenot, the daughter of a winemaker in Meursault. Their son, Vincent Boyer, is now the newest owner of the Domaine.
The Domaine has in total 10 hectares of vineyards spread across various locations of the Côte de Beaune including Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Auxey-Duresses and Pommard. From 1997 to 2007 the Domaine acquired more parcels of land giving them a wider selection of appellations including Meursault "Les Tillets", Meursault 1er Cru "Les Perrieres", and Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Le Cailleret".
The vines and soil give the wine its great quality which is why it is important to manage them with both respect and care. To ensure that the wine produced is of high quality, traditional methods are used involving little or no product (sprays, chemicals, etc.) soil cultivation, crop care, green harvest, and handpicking. Using these old-fashioned methods and less machinery allows for the wines to develop naturally which means they are very similar to organic winemaking, however, they don't have the 'Bio' label.