Domaine Boisson-Vadot ‘Anne Boisson’ Bourgogne Aligoté 2018
"Domaine Boisson-Vadot is one of the fine, outstanding small producers in the village of Meursault that is not particularly well known beyond its native France. but has developed an almost cult like following in New York. 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 Domaine Boisson-Vadot have always been excellent, with a classic, soil-driven and racy style not encumbered by excessive new oak or battonage. Like so many of the top domaines in Burgundy, there are no secrets to the success of the Boisson-Vadot wines. Rather, the tried and true formula of a high percentage of old vines, careful vineyard work to nurture the greatest potential of each vintage, and patient winemaking in the cellars allows the unique, underlying terroirs of each vineyard to take the spotlight in the finished wines. The wines are aged in a very modest amount of new oak- no more than twenty-five to thirty percent for the top cuvées, and less for the village wines and the Bourgogne Blanc bottlings. The wines are all fermented with indigenous yeasts and go to barrel with little or no settling of the lees, after which they receive a relatively long elevage of 19-22 months, which the Boissons feel helps give the wines additional depth and refinement. Before bottling, wines receive a light fining but no filtration." -Supplier's notes