The 2020 vintage is exceptional: Tiny yields have given this incredible wine concentration while maintaining great balance and energy; it's among the best vintages in decades. The 2020 Gerard Boulay Chavignol Sancerre is a blend of 45 years old vines. The vines are grown on Kimmeridgian slopes, which are similar to the soils of Chablis. The nose is mineral-driven, with lime, tangerine, and Bosc pear. The palate delivers the same with an addition of cinnamon baked apple and a zesty, mineral finish. It has intense, mouthwatering acidity that can be enjoyed now or can age for many years. Slurp some briny oysters with this wine and be thankful for a heaven-sent pairing. This is one of our favorite Sauvignon Blancs bar none!
Selected Acclaim, there's just too much written him so here just a sample:
"I don't know of any other Sancerres that have so much soul and energy, so much tension, and expression. Even the yellow labeled entry level is fascinating." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #227, Oct. 2016.