Boulanger & Allante La Barde
Grapes: Chardonnay, Savagnin
Christian Boulanger has been working with the Labets for 15 years and is part of the family, a third sibling for Charline, Romain and Julien. Christian and his friend Mathieu Allante have been gathering small parcels over the years, patiently waiting for opportunities, leasing, buying, clearing land and recovering abandoned vineyards. Now across their two cellars they produce beautiful biodynamically farmed wines.
A masterful blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin. La Barde aka La Bardette is a prestigious lieu-dit and fine terroir in Sud-Revermont (think Domaine Labet). The 90yo vines are planted on shallow red clay topsoil over hard limestone in which many fossilized seashells can be found. Vinified and aged in 228ltr barrels for 24 months, the Savagnin spices up the chiselled and beautifully balanced Chardonnay, adding impact and depth to the blend – a powerful wine perfectly framed by savoury minerals.