“In a number of cellars I was struck by similarities between the young 2007s and the ’04s…the better 2007s show lovely aromatic freshness: many of the best wines are somewhat more supple versions of the mineral-driven 2004s.”—Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
These are white Burgundy words that are music to our ears. Crisp. Fresh. Mineral. Alive.
There is so much to love about the latest crop of white Burgundy from Boyer-Martenot we barely know where to start. The thrill of the 2007 vintage is in its vibrancy—this is the white Burgundy we’ve yearned for, wines that blend that bracing mineral freshness with a seductive core of sweet white fruit that is rich yet invigorating. With each sip you know without question exactly where each wine came from—each bottle delivers true, undiluted terroir character.
We’ve said before that enjoying Boyer-Martenot white Burgundy is just like taking a walk through the many fine vineyards in Meursault. These golden fields have been home to winemaker Vincent Boyer his entire life, and also to his father, Yves, before him. What this talented family knows best is just how to capture the character of each of their modest plots, for wines both individual and vital. The “cool-year” quality of 2007 gave each of these wines even more room to express themselves—personality that’s as resonant and pure as the echo from a clear, wintery mountaintop.
The 2004 vintage was christened a “classic” year, white Burgundy with a chiseled, saline quality but perhaps a bit too diluted to deliver profound pleasure. The latest crop from 2007 fills in that missing fat but proportionately and with grace—concentrated yet light on the tongue, strongly influenced by mineral, chalky soils yet silky and endowed with serious flavor. As always, we’ve selected just the finest plots, the most expressive vineyards for our “Cuvée Unique” selections—each wine is exciting, cellar-worthy and rare.