2017 Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Cote
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First made from a single parcel in 2010, La Côte comes from the majestic La Grande Côte vineyard, a south-southeast facing hillside on the outskirts of Chavignol. La Côte has quickly become one of the heavyweights of Boulay’s range. It’s the Domaine’s coolest terroir and the last to be picked. The site’s pure Kimmeridgian limestone and late picking date deliver both density and absurd precision on the palate. Vinified and aged in three and four year old barrels, the terroir and the relatively tender age of the vines deliver a more expressive style—yet one still bristling with tension and mineral notes that fall somewhere between struck flint and iodine. It’s fleshy and full, yet pulled taut by its fine acidity. There’s plenty of nectarine and ripe apple goodness, and the kind of purity, texture and length that is more typically associated with a certain other ‘Côte’ roughly three hours drive to the south. The finish is racy yet with the faintest kiss of honey that will undoubtedly become more pronounced with age. Stunning.