The wines of Gérard Boulay have long been the top secret source within Sancerre's most esteemed village, Chavignol. These steep, chalky, Kimmeridgian limestone slopes are home to tiny producers who capture Sauvignon Blanc at its most crystalline defined and age-worthy. The Cotat cousins and Edmond Vatan may be the first names mentioned from Chavignol, but discerning collectors have long turned to Boulay for top quality and value when searching for the hamlet's Grand Cru level vineyards, Monts Damnés and La Côte.

Today I'm very happy to offer both Gérard Boulay's 2015 Monts Damnés and La Côte with special pricing on mixed 4-Packs.

Chavignol, in many respects, is not Sancerre. The terroir throughout Sancerre varies a great deal. Within the tiny village of Chavignol you know exactly what you are getting: Diamond-cut clarity of terroir and underlying mineral tension reminiscent of top Meursault. The band of this unique limestone in Chavignol is the same formation that reaches parts of Chablis and Champagne. 

Chavignol's most desirable trait may be the unusual abundance of ripeness found in these two sun-battered slopes. The cold climate of the Loire Valley finds its greatest respite here, where the steep pitch evoked such awe that I had to pull my car over to truly take it all in during my visit. Much like in Côte Rôtie and the Mosel Valley, Monts Damnés (Damned Mountain) and La Côte are only capable of being worked by hand.

Along with the top two wines from Boulay, there's a small amount available of his villages level Chavignol ($32), as well as two vintages of his rosé of Pinot Noir - always one of France's most transformative and age-worthy.

Although any Boulay Chavignol can bring fireworks to a range of pairings from shellfish to bone-in pork chops, there may be nothing more satisfying than serving alongside your favorite goat cheese. Some iconic partnerships simply do not tire!


2015 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés "Comtesse"
$59 per bottle.
Sourced from a special parcel within Monts Damnés of 50-75 year-old-vines next to Vatan's Clos la Neore.

2015 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte
$55 per bottle.

Special E-mail Chavignol 4-Pack Pricing: $213 (Regularly $228)
2 bottles of each: 2015 Monts Damnés "Comtesse" & La Côte

Also available:

2013 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu
$41 per bottle.


2014 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés 1.5L
$95 per bottle.


2013 Gérard Boulay Sancerre La Côte 1.5L
$112 per bottle.


2005 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu
$69 per bottle.

2016 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol
$32 per bottle.

2016 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol Rosé of Pinot Noir
$32 per bottle.

2014 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol Rosé of Pinot Noir
$34 per bottle.