A nose of rare elegance, with lemony and candied notes, flint stone, dried lime blossom, and white flowers... A palate at once powerful and chiselled, ultra saline, with humungous minerality, and a finish of lovely, mineralesque bitter notes.
Thibaud Boudignon has emerged in just over a decade as one of France’s great vignerons. Formerly a high-level judoka, today in his thirties Boudignon brings the same precision and rigour to his work in wine. He boasts an impressive CV, having trained at some of the greatest estates of Bordeaux, the Loire and Burgundy, notably with Philippe Charlopin in Gevrey Chambertin. It was finally in 2008 that he set off on his own, founding his estate in Savennières with vines mostly planted in 1990 on exceptional terroirs, and farmed biodynamically from the outset. He vinified his first vintage in 2009 and in the same year he also planted 4.5 hectares of Chenin, young vines which nonetheless have since yielded wines that are remarkable for their precision and the emotions they stir. Indeed, Thibaud's wines are served at no fewer than 27 three-star restaurants in France… cuvées appreciated by sommeliers, and difficult to buy, since 70% of the production is destined for export. Without a doubt, our favourite discovery of late 2020.
An ultra-mineral nose of white flowers, almond shells, stone fruits... Palate: stellar verticality, perfectly integrated barrel ageing, incredible length... Cellar it a few years, you will be rewarded! A wine served in the world’s finest restaurants.