Tasted with Margaux Calland, 19 October 2020.
Domaine La Vigne Mouton / Delphine et Sebastian Boisseau
La Cour des Bois
Tel: +33 3 85 22 10 39
New this year, twenty-somethings Margaux Calland and Valentin Richoux, who met while training in Beaune, have taken over the domaine of Delphine et Sebastian Boisseau.
We looked at some 2018s and one 2019 – the wines of Delphine and Sebastian, as Margaux and Valentin only made their first harvest this year. The domaine may be under new stewardship, but Margaux and Valentin are planning to following the fooststeps of Delphine and Sebastian by retaining their Biodynamic certification.
Four excellent wines shown, the gamay an absolute ‘ripper.’ I’m looking forward to seeing how this domaine progresses in the future.
2018 Macon-Bray Terres de Chazeaux
Mainly red soils, not so deep. Very little sulfur used during elevage, leaving the wine on the CO2
Not a big nose but a fine one, one of clarity and perhaps a faint suggestion of pear fruit too. Nicely mouth-filling – ooh that’s really good – ample, perfect texture, layered but always bright with too overt energy. Delicious wine, slowly fading – but only very slowly – excellent.
2018 Macon-Bray Le Mouton Blanc
Wide and inviting – a more golden fruit. Fresher, more clarity, less richness though perhaps a touch of barrel here. The intensity pushes higher for this wine. Finally finishing wide and mineral – Really excellent.
Normally whole cluster but not in 2019 due to the number of dried berries and not wanting to bring anything unwanted into the fermentation.
Very perfumed, floral – hyper-attractive nose. Supple, wide, a lovely mouth-watering style to this wine – energy, but not too much. This is really a wine that flows beautifull over the palate. Clean finishing notes too. More than excellent gamay – bravo!
2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Terres Chazeaux
Same terroir as the first white, barrel elevage but none new.
Another nose that’s vibrantly attractive, modestly floral. Here there’s a mouth-filling aspect to the fresh, moderately intense flavour. Then an extra dimension in the finish just when I was thinking that it was tightening. That’s really nice, fading slowly – but give me the gamay!