Roc des Boutires - Bourgogne Blanc
The Domaine Roc des Boutires was purchased in 2017 by the Parinet family, owners of the Château du Moulin-à-Vent estate in Romanèche-Thorins. The 4.2 ha estate, all planted in chardonnay, is spread over 14 different parcels, rooted in the rocky limestone terroir of the Roche de Solutré. Viticulture is fully organic (no certification) and all the work is done by hand. The use of sulphites is judicious and no other inputs, or interventionist techniques are used. Annual production is approx. 20,000 allocated bottles.
100% old chardonnay rooted on the northern slopes of the village of Solutré. Hand harvested. Vinified in tanks. Aged 12 months in tanks (95%) and used oak barrels.
Perfumed yellow fruit intermixed with peach skin on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine bead of acidity, good weight and purity and a spice dash towards the finish. Enjoy over the next three to four years. (88 Vinous)
In an unparalleled classic style, it is a luminous and precise white with very expressive fruitiness. A ripe Chardonnay combining freshness and minerality, floral and chalky notes. The palate is fine and chiseled, a nice entry-level, sapid and salivating.