2016 Genot Boulanger Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre

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This Aloxe-Corton is likely the most outstanding Aloxe-Corton I have had, and outperformed the Volnay and Pommard from this estate by a shocking margin. The Premier Cru site sits right below the church on the lower part of the hill of Corton. It's sumptuous, fuller-bodied, and textured with beautiful fruit character and complex floral notes.

While we love the top echelon of Burgundy estates as much as you do (Roumier, Rousseau, DRC, Comtes Lafon, etc), we pride ourselves perhaps not so much on saying yes to our Coche-Dury allocation as we do on identifying the next wave of Burgundy domaines that will shock the world with their quality. Genot-Boulanger is on our shortlist of domaines to watch in Burgundy. In 2008, the modern era of the estate began.  The current winemaker is Guillaume Lavollée, who met his wife Aude when he joined the estate for a harvest in 2006. The next year in 2007, he found his way into winemaking after the vineyard manager at Genot-Boulanger quit the day before harvest.

Since he took over operations, farming was moved to organics in 2010, and he has been certified since 2018. He has begun biodynamic trials and is shifting in that direction as vinification is done entirely without sulfur except at bottling. There is no lees stirring and a maximum of 15 percent new barrel in the wines. On the reds, after a brief period of experimenting with whole cluster fermentation, he has returned to complete destemming for all his wines. The whites are considered the stronger side of his winemaking, but the reds are improving at a rapid rate. 

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