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 any single model to source the 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. Drawing on the expertise of four winemakers and a network of partner growers, they seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Reserve Personelle Macon Charnay 2017
The palate is rounded and generous, with loads of lovely lemon and white stone fruit. Hints of minerality and a limey freshness.
Lovely lemony aromas on the nose with a caramelised edge evocative of sun-baked wheat fields. The palate is bright and pert: white stone fruits with a big squeeze of lime