In 1961, a tenacious eighteen-year-old, Jean-Claude Boisset founded his eponymous ngociant winery in Nuits-St.-Georges. An artisan Burgundy producer with an audacious, contemporary style, the winery is housed in a former Ursilines convent where Winemaker Grgory Patriat strives for authentic wines in which human intervention has been kept to a bare, discreet minimum. Utilizing native yeasts and never more than 30% new oak, the wines are concentrated, well-rounded, and naturally expressive of their terroirs. The winery embraces the philosophy devised by the Boisset family of the VINICULTARIST, where the winemaker is as much engaged in the vineyards as in the cellars, building close partnerships with growers to achieve the highest quality in the vineyards.
This dense and tannic wine, from the lower slope of the village, is firm and solid. It has a powerful core of tannins as well as rich black fruits that are developing behind the structure. Concentration and dryness mean the wine needs to age, so drink from 2021.