For over three decades Boutinot has been based in the Mâconnais in southern Burgundy; relying upon Samantha Bailey to craft and blend wines which honestly express the tapestry of the local terroir. With a ‘back of the hand’ knowledge of the effect of each slope and soil type on a wine, they dared to imagine owning an estate, yet such opportunities are rare in Burgundy as domaines pass from one generation to the next.Finally, they bought two key plots in the best climats of Saint-Véran, together with a gravity fed winery (in need of renovation) and a 300 year old house made of the local honey stone.A place they call GENETIE, in honour of the mysterious name found etched into the stone of a listed pillar within the building.
Genetie PROJET PAR GENETIE GAMAY DU NORD 2020
Gamay from the northern terroir of Beaujolais, within the wider regional area of Burgundy. In the early 1900s the area was mined for manganese and it is the remnants of this blue-veined mineral in the sub strata that provides the special underlying tonality to this wine
Pure, concentrated Gamay from the northern reaches of Beaujolais
A versatile wine that can take you from a starter of paté on toast or charcuterie or warm goats chees salad through to roast pork or roasted vegetables and then on to the cheese plate.