Domaine Boris Champy 'En Boeuf' Pommard 2020
The climat “En Boeuf” is situated in Pommard’s heights, in a well ventilated valley. The Domaine believes this type of plot location will be an advantage in the future give change climate conditions, because it is colder than in Pommard’s plain. This cuvee is named after Etienne's grandfather Armand; vinified with 25% whole clusters.
89-92 points, 4 Stars Jasper Morris MW Inside Burgundy : "13 barrels made, using one third new wood, two thirds one year old and vinified with 50% whole bunches. The lieu dit will be marked on the label this year. Glowing purple. A lively and delicious fruit, supple, with a gorgeous ripe raspberry, carries through really well, elegance and grip with a fair amount of new wood, which it can carry. Tasted: October 2021"
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml
Experienced and well connected Boris Champy seized the moment when the oldest Demeter-certified operation in Burgundy became available, that of Didier Montchovet's Domaine (founded 1984) located at 421 metres asl at Nantoux, in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune.
In effect Boris has taken over a suite of beautiful vineyards in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune with small holdings as well as a plot in Pommard & 2 Beaune 1er Cru sites. Surprisingly, many of the vineyards over the years have been be replanted, where needed with pre phylloxera massale selections.
Boris's previous engagements include managing Dominus wine estate in Napa Valley, Louis Latour and Clos des Lambrays.
Boris's move up into the hills looks timely given the climatic changes impacting some of the more prestigious areas on the Cote d'Or. The vines up in these cooler hiller areas are now seeing greater warmth that they're lapping up to their benefit!
In following on a Bio-dynamic path, Didier previously provided for compensation areas and biodiversity on his holding, planting trees and pastures species that play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Boris is continuing this approach.
Boris brings his wealth of experience to this new venture, and is definitely a Domaine to keep an eye on in the future!