Boulanger & Allante Phenomaynal
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.
Phenomeynal is 90yo Chardonnay on red marl over 'éboulis calcaires' in the village of Maynal, this parcel was taken over in 2005 at the start of Christian and Mathieu’s project, having previously been worked by their mate Fanfan (JF Ganevat). Fermentation and 24 months ageing on fine lees in 10yo demi-muids. This wine has a moreish and voluptuous texture perfectly balanced by zingy bitters.