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Domaine Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc
“The Boisson family have been vignerons in Meursault for more than two centuries, and the wines today are as fine as they have ever been in the long and illustrious family history.The estate is currently run by the father and son team of Bernard and Pierre Boisson, who turn out between three and four thousand cases of wine per year. Pierre is now in his mid-thirties and has taken over the lion's share of the decision making in the cellars for the family estate, including a few wines under his own label from vineyard holdings on his maternal grandmother’s side of the family. Pierre Boisson is also an old, school-age friend with Raphael Coche, son of Jean-François Coche of Domaine Coche-Dury, and the two often discuss winemaking and viticultural philosophies.
The wines of Boisson-Vadot, Pierre Boisson and Anne Boisson are all produced collaboratively at the family's cellars in Meursault. The hierarchy starts with the domaine’s excellent Bourgogne Blanc, from vines in the village of Meursault, which could easily be mistaken for a Meursault with its broad texture and hints of lime, nuts and honey. Pierre Boisson makes a village Meursault from his grandmother’s vineyards (30-50 year old vines in the lieu-dits of Criots and Perchots) that is a textbook example of the appellation, with the hazelnut-tinged fruit of the village coupled to lovely minerality and notes of lime zest. The domaine also makes three distinct village wine bottlings, from three of the best lieux dits in Meursault: Sous la Velle (under Anne Boisson); Grands Charrons (planted in 1988) and Chevalières (planted in 1982). The Grands Charrons bottling is the exhuberant of the three ("the most Meursault-y" says Bernard). The Sous la Velle is broad yet refined, perhaps a slightly toned down version of the Grand Charrons. Lastly, the Chevalières is racier and more mineral in profile, with a tighter fruit component in its youth. All the wines are excellent and quite age-worthy, and behave much more like top premier crus than they do village wines.” Polaner Selections
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