Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. After 10 years, business had grown and Samantha Bailey packed her bags to set up an office in Burgundy. Today, Boutinot's French office has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. They don't use one single model to source their wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Véran. They draw on the expertise of four winemakers and a network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Cuvee Jean Paul Sec 2021
A fresh nose of lime, basil, freshly cut green grass and guavas.
At our big tasting this was the star on the blind tasting table, with most thinking it a premium New Zealand Sauvignon.