- WinemakerPierre Boisson
- AppellationCote de Beaune
Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc Murgey de Limozin 2018
90+ year old vines from a trusted Vigneron family just around the bend from Meursault-Charmes. This wolf and sheep's clothing is bound to be your next Burgundy epiphany!
The lieu-dit, Murgey de Limozin, maintains chardonnay plantings going back to 1924 on the outskirts of the village of Meursault. Pierre Boisson deftly crafts this Bourgogne Blanc in a classic style with minimal amount of new oak (~20%) and plenty of fleshy, full fruit. Last time we had some of the Boisson clan's wines up on First Bottle we were blown away by the response and have been trying hard since to secure another parcel. Today is the day!
The old vines are meticulously farmed, with minimal intervention in the winery. Unlike many in the region, there is no stirring of the lees (battonage) resulting in pristine clarity and velvety textures. Following native yeast fermentation and a prolonged elevage of 18-22 months, the wine is lightly fined and bottled unfiltered. A thrilling combination of pristine verve and perfectly judged creaminess. With over two centuries of the family crafting wines in Burgundy, the current generation of Pierre and his sister, Anne, have embraced the “classic style” while still pushing each new vintage to greater heights.
PAIRING IDEAS: Oysters and Bourgogne Blanc are just too perfect a pairing to ignore! But step your game up a notch with a dollop of this matcha cucumber granita from Chef James Shyahabout of Hawker Fare.
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: Take a sip of the wine and a bite of the above and press play on Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song”. Close eyes, extend arms, and spin slowly while swaying slightly. Repeat.