Renaud Boyer, an irreducible Gaul in the heart of the village of Meursault, has taken over his uncle's vineyards between Saint-Romain, Beaune and Puligny-Montrachet. He vinifies Chardonnay and Pinot Noir like no other in Burgundy, impregnating the wines with his subtle, delicate touch, recognisable among a thousand...
|Cultivated grapes||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
|Our favorites||Bourgogne Les Riaux, Poligny-Montrachet|
Born in Meursault, a village better known for its Chardonnay barriques than its organic wines, Renaud Boyer did not immediately follow in the footsteps of his more conventional father and studied chemistry and engineering. He decided to train as a winemaker with more natural-minded craftsmen, and studied with Pierre Overnoy in the Jura, Patrick Meyer in Alsace and Philippe Jambon in the Beaujolais.
When in 2004 his uncle, Thierry Guyot, a leading figure in biodynamic winegrowing in Burgundy, offered him the chance to rent his vineyards in Saint-Romain, which have been organically cultivated since 1986, Renaud did not hesitate for a second. It was the beginning of the adventure.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and, since the 2020 vintage, a few rows of Aligoté, spread out between the terroirs of Saint-Romain, Beaune and Pulligny-Montrachet. No grand crus, simply village appellation wines, but which have nothing to envy the most famous clos.
Humble, touching, human, Renaud's qualities are numerous. He is an outstanding winemaker, and all his sensitivity is reflected in the wines he makes, without any inputs, with passion... a work of goldsmith, dressed in labels designed by his wife with elegant sobriety.
In 2017, Renaud's wines were rejected by the approval authority, which was decidedly too far ahead of its time in this region, which deserved to be dusted off a bit... Far from being discouraged, Renaud renamed his wines with the initials of the prestigious villages, the Saint-Romain cuvées became SR, the Puligny-Montrachet a simple PM.