100% Sauvignon Blanc
The 2019 La Comtesse, which hails from a plot of fifty year-old vines in the Monts Damnés, is stunning, delivering a very pure and complex bouquet of lime, gooseberry, complex, chalky minerality, citrus peel, loads of botanicals and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with superb refinement and precision, fine acidity and great length and grip on the impeccably balanced finish. This is entirely fermented and raised in three hundred liter, older casks, and this gives the wine a bit more early accessibility in comparison to wines such as the Clos de Beaujeu, but it has fine structural integrity underneath its veneer of accessibility and should age every bit as long as the La Côte.
Gerard Boulay is one of the greats of this tiny village and produces some of the most distinctive and sublime wines in Sancerre. He produces 60,000 bottles of fine wine from 11 hectares with Organic Viticulture.
94 Points John Gilman