Domaine Boris Champy Hautes Cotes du Beaune Blanc 2021
Elegantly flinty with a firm mineral backbone that carries it effortlessly, like a muscular ballerina. Intriguing notes of lime zest, crispy Asian pear and apple peel add allure to the mineral exactness.
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Hautes-Cotes de Beaune
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
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 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!