Vintage: 2022

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2022BO203A2212 x 75ScrewcapAvailable
Producer

Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961, with their first parcel located in Gevrey-Chambertin. Today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges and is run by brother and sister duo Jean-Charles and Nathalie Boisset. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, reflecting their modern, technical approach to winemaking.

Since 2002, the wines have been made by Grégory Patriat. Previously head viticulturist and assistant winemaker at the legendary Domaine Leroy, Grégory has brought a detailed, vineyard-led approach to Jean-Claude Boisset. This approach is mirrored in Grégory’s winemaking, resulting in wines that reflect their origins with a harmony of freshness and fruit expression. After tasting the 2021 vintage, Jancis Robinson wrote that she “was utterly knocked out by the balance and refinement of Grégory Patriat’s wines at J-C Boisset”.

Today, Grégory makes 45 wines from across the Côte d’Or, working closely with his team of growers throughout the year. He gets just as excited about his plot of Grand Cru ‘Clos de la Roche’ (from which he has been buying fruit since 2002) or his vines in Chambolle-Musigny (which includes a parcel of the Premier Cru ‘Clos de l’Orme’), as he does with his Aligoté, his Fixin Blanc or other lesser-known appellations.

His philosophy is simple: work with old, massal selection vines that produce highly concentrated, low-yielding fruit. In the cellar, he is non-interventionist, preferring to let the fruit express itself. “70-80% of the quality comes from the vineyard,” he says. Vinification for the reds is in large, open-topped oak foudres, while the whites are fermented in Chassin barrels. Since 2007, Grégory has introduced larger 450-litre barrels to reduce the influence of oak.

Grégory’s wines have won no fewer than 74 medals and 13 trophies from prestigious competitions over the past eight years, including the International Wine Challenge ‘Clos de la Roche’ Trophy, which he has won five times.

Vineyards

The Pinot Noir is sourced mostly from vineyards on clay limestone soils in the Côte de Nuits. Vine age is between 35 to 40 years old, this ensures that the vines produce lower yields and results in the quality of the blend being far superior to that of a standard Bourgogne. The vineyard management here is stringent and specific techniques are employed to control yields, guaranteeing good concentration of flavours in the grapes. These techniques include debudding, cluster thinning, little or no use of fertiliser and environmentally-friendly vine protection.

Vintage

Following a string of difficult years, the 2022 vintage in Burgundy was characterised by abundance and excellence. Despite a drought during the growing season, volumes returned to average levels and the quality of the grapes was such that very little sorting was required. Harvest took place between 1st and 13th September 2022.

Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested from the 27th September to the 2nd October. Fruits were collected into small 20kg crates. Sorting took place in the vineyards and then again at the winery. Grapes were destemmed but not crushed, then gravity-fed into vats. Maceration lasted 20 days including four days of cold maceration at 12°C to develop aroma and colour. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts with infrequent punching down of the cap. The wine was aged on lees for seven months in lightly toasted French oak barrels (10% new) before being lightly filtered and bottled in May 2022

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This wine has a beautiful, bright, clear ruby colour and a very elegant bouquet with intense aromas of fresh red fruits, a light woodiness and hints of blackcurrant buds. There is a nice acidity on the palate with very silky tannins and a long, luxurious finish.

Alcohol (ABV)

12.5%

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