Domaine Anne & Pierre Boisson is a family wine estate located in the heart of Burgundy, in the village of Meursault. Formerly called Domaine Boisson-Vadot, it was in 2017 that Bernard Boisson gradually handed over the reins of the estate to his two children, where they now make wines under their own label "Domaine Anne & Pierre Boisson". Today, the wines of the estate are renowned for their elegance and finesse, perfectly reflecting the terroirs of Burgundy.
THE TECHNICAL DATA SHEET OF
DOMAINE PIERRE & ANNE BOISSON
OWNER : Pierre Boisson, Anne Boisson CELLAR MASTER : François Parent MAIN APPELLATION : Meursault OTHER APPELLATIONS : Aligoté, Auxey-Duresses, Bourgogne Blanc, Haute Côte-de -Beaune, Mâcon-Village, Monthélie MAIN GRAPE VARIETY : Chardonnay OTHER GRAPE VARIETY : Aligoté, Pinot Noir TYPE OF SOIL : Argilo-Calcaire HARVESTING METHOD : Manual TYPE OF CULTURE : Reasoned AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 40 years AREA OF THE DOMAIN : 10 hectares ANNUAL PRODUCTION : 55 000 bottles/year ELEVAGE : Long maturation of 18 to 21 months with a reduced percentage of new wood representing barely 25% of the total
THE HISTORY OF DOMAINE PIERRE & ANNE BOISSON
In the 1940s and 1950s, Aligoté vines were planted and cultivated for the first time. In the Côte de Beaune, in Meursault, Bernard Boisson began to cultivate a vineyard in the 1980s. He gradually acquired new plots and the name of the estate became Boisson-Vadot, in homage to the family name Boisson and to Bernard Boisson's wife, Vadot.
In 2017, the estate was taken over by the couple's children, Anne and Pierre Boisson, resulting in its division into three separate entities: Domaine Boisson-Vadot (3.5 hectares), representing the parents, Domaine Pierre Boisson (3.5 hectares), representing the son, and Domaine Anne Boisson (1.5 hectares), representing the daughter.
Not surprisingly, the Boisson family is linked to the village of Meursault. The parents (Domaine Boisson Vadot) decided to hand over the estate to their children, Pierre and Anne, so that they could express themselves freely. Today, two generations work together to embody the strength of a unique appellation.
Anne and Pierre Boisson have breathed new life into Meursault, where they are regarded as true ambassadors of the new generation of winemakers. Pierre is also a close friend of Raphaël Coche, of the famous Domaine Coche-Dury, whose wines are characterised by their exceptional length and quality.
Although little known a few years ago, this family estate is becoming more and more talked about. The Domaine Boisson is becoming a well-known and recognised estate in Meursault. Most of the parcels are located in the Meursault, Auxey-Duresses region in Burgundy Aligoté, in Burgundy. But the winery also owns vines for red wines in Pommard and Monthélie.
The Meursault, Les Grands Charrons and Chevalières as well as the Meursault 1er cru Genevrières are the most illustrious parcels of the estate. The work here is of good sense, in the old-fashioned way, where the main work is done on the vines.
At Domaine Boisson, traditional know-how is valued. It is important for this family to work "the old-fashioned way", favouring manual labour. The vineyard works in a traditional way without pesticides and synthetic chemicals, paying particular attention to the vines. The soils are worked and the grapes are harvested by hand, a guarantee of quality for the future wines produced. In the cellar, the protagonists limit interventions and the number of inputs. All the wines are matured in oak barrels, some of which are new.
FROM CHAI TO BOTTLING...
At the time of the succession, the parcels were shared between brother and sister, and the cuvées bear either Pierre's or Anne's signature, but with exceptional quality in each of them. Since the arrival of the children at the Domaine, meticulous and precise work has been carried out, embodying a new generation that brings a new meurisaltien impetus while recalling the emblematic Coche-Dury style. The different cuvées are vinified in a refined and taut style, in line with current trends: simply sublime!
Domaine Boisson places great importance on long maturation, up to 21 months, with light stirring. This method consists of gently stirring the lees that form at the bottom of the barrels or vats during the vinification or maturation process. The stirring of the lees is carried out with great care at a rate of about twenty times a year, in order to guarantee optimal quality for the estate's wines.
In addition, the estate limits the use of new barrels to avoid imposing too strong an influence on the wines. Only the Meursaults benefit from a reduced percentage of new wood, representing barely 25% of the total. Once the maturation period is over, the wine is bottled without being filtered. The Domaine pays particular attention to the specificities of each vintage in order to make the most appropriate decisions for each wine.
Domaine Pierre & Anne Boisson ensures that the terroir is expressed in the most authentic way possible, without make-up or artifice. This approach guarantees the purity, elegance and balance of the wines produced.
The main WINES OF domain pierre & ANNE BOISSON
Domaine Anne Boisson's Meursault cuvée is one of the jewels in the crown of the estate. It is made from vines planted on clay-limestone soils and vinified in the traditional way with maturation in French oak barrels. The Meursault Blanc du Domaine Pierre Boisson is distinguished by its golden colour, its expressive nose with notes of white fruit, hazelnut and toast, as well as its elegant, round and ample palate, with a nice mineral tension on the finish.
The wine Meursault Les Grands Charrons is one of the emblematic cuvées of Domaine Pierre Boisson. This great wine is vinified and aged in French oak barrels for 18 to 21 months. This long period of maturation allows the wine to develop aromas of white fruits, citrus, honey and hazelnut, while maintaining a beautiful freshness and purity. This wine is ready to drink when young, but it also has excellent ageing potential and can improve with time.
Bourgogne Blanc Boisson Frère et Sœur is a wine signed by the children of Bernard Boisson who now manage the wines of the family estate. It is made with the same care and attention as the wines of Meursault, but at a more affordable price. The Bourgogne Blanc Boisson Frère et Sœur offers fruity and floral aromas, as well as freshness and lively acidity in the mouth. The Bourgogne Blanc Boisson Frère et Sœur is a great introduction to the wines of the Domaine, offering excellent value for money for lovers of dry white Burgundy wines.