Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault Narvaux, 2018
Refined palate, elegant long fruity flavor; white fruits and spices with a floral complexity. Infusion of opposites; lemon, grapefruit and the presence of ‘terroir.’ A long and vibrant finish, hazelnut and mineral.
40-50+ year old vines
900 feet in altitude
One of the highest altitude vineyards in Meursault
Aged in barrel (10% new)
It has been 15 years since Vincent Boyer took the reins from his father and put his stamp on Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot. His tenacity in the vineyards and dedication to balance and freshness has led to wines of increased terroir clarity and chiseled Meursault typicity. Located in the heart of Meursault, this 4th-generation property boasts a lineup of remarkable, high-altitude lieux-dits and premiers crus that have few equals in the village. Vincent allows only indigenous yeast in the cellar, using little new wood and bottling his whites with low levels of SO2 and minimal to zero filtration. The results recently are crystal pure Chardonnay from some of the best situated holdings in all of Meursault. Vincent’s dedication to old vines and tireless work in the vineyards is clearly evident in his wines, even though his decision to shy away from the limelight has kept these beauties under the radar for years. For those in the know, there is no doubt that is one of the elite estates in all of Burgundy.