La Chantemerle

The eccentric François Boudin directs this 16 ha domaine. The approach here is serious with 100% manual harvesting, no commercial yeasts, no wood and a light filtration. BURGHOUND

The artisan tradition in Chablis is alive and well at Chantemerle, Francois Boudin’s small estate in La Chapelle. I have long admired these mostly stripped down wines for their direct expressions of place. ANTONIO GALLONI

One account has Boudin Sr. hiding in a barrel when the Germans began their occupation. One of his vineyards is called L’Homme Mort on account of the fact he dug up the body of a Civil War Soldier as he was helping plant the first vineyards of Chablis. Chantemerle is steeped in history and tradition, true old school! PWS