Region: Saint Romain - Burgundy, FRA
Variety: Pinot Noir
Located in Meursault with vineyards spread between Saint-Romain, Beaune and Puligny-Montrachet, he became a vigneron from a matter of opportunity. Renaud Boyer comes from a family of winemakers, but he is an anomaly in Burgundy. Renaud trained as an engineer, but late in 2001 he was offered to take over the vineyards of his cousin Thierry Guyot in Saint Romain, vineyards which were already being farmed in organics since 1986. He proceeded to change directions, studying viticulture and oenology in Beaune, and then completed a 4 month internship in South Africa. He took over his grandfathers former cellar, a very simple cellar still to this day, and at the beginning of 2005 he began work on the 5 hectares in Saint Romain and Puligny-Montrachet by hand and horse.
Wild forest berries, brambly and intense. Edgy, wild, heightened complexity. There’s a lovely freshness on the palate, more wild mountain berries and soft herbs. Red ferrous fruits. A nice structure, texture and tannin. Dry and dark without being heavy, the dark is not dark fruits more a ferrous earthiness and savouriness. The fruit is red, the darkness is savoury. It’s a complex wine. Could go both ways: fruity yum drink it or take more time, delve into it, find more layers. Cherries, crunchy creamy red cherries. It's good, as it gets air it shows more red fruits. Wants oxygen. Delicious – Notes from the importer, Liz Carey