Le Blanc 2019
A blend of two thirds Savagnin and a third Chardonnay from the oldest certified organic vineyard in the Jura, near L’Étoile in the region’s south. This was pressed directly to fût for over two years of élevage. The result is a wine of great energy and complexity which displays a pleasant richness and generosity of fruit seasoned with salt, minerals and spice. A wine of impeccable balance, which will age gracefully for many years to come.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
We are thrilled to introduce the work of talented young micro-négociant par excellence, Olivier Boulin.
A native of the Jura, Olivier was immersed in wine from a young age and whilst completing his studies in philosophy he began working alongside talented vignerons all over France, who later inspired him to start making wine. Heavily influenced by his time spent with the legendary Antony Tortul of La Sorga and Emmanuel Lançon of Domaine des Murmures, he began making wine in the cellar underneath his family home in the village of Champvans in 2015.
Each year Olivier seeks out healthy grapes grown on old vines in great terroirs. He has a knack for finding special vineyards, whether it be abandoned plots in storied crus, a couple of rows in prime real estate in Pupillin, or an unfamiliar grape grown in a famous Burgundian village. He harvests the grapes with friends and in the cellar he works gently, with great patience.
Olivier makes wines in a decidedly old fashioned way. He favours long, slow and gentle presses of whole bunches over several days, the use of gravity and a proper élevage in old casks. To taste Olivier’s wines is to experience familiar grapes and places anew. They display a wonderful purity of fruit, perfume and finesse and offer a glimpse into the mind of an extremely talented young winemaker.