For over three decades Boutinot has been based in the Mâconnais in southern Burgundy; relying upon Samantha Bailey to craft and blend wines which honestly express the tapestry of the local terroir. With a ‘back of the hand’ knowledge of the effect of each slope and soil type on a wine, we dared to imagine owning an estate, yet such opportunities are rare in Burgundy as domaines pass from one generation to the next.
Finally we succeeded in buying two key plots in the best climats of Saint-Véran, together with a gravity fed winery (in need of renovation) and a 300 year old house made of the local honey stone.
A place we call GENETIE, in honour of the mysterious name we found etched into the stone of a listed pillar within the building. While we renovate the cellar and building we'll continue to discover interesting wines that truthfully represent the diverse terroir of the Mâconnais.
'La Rencontre' translates from French as 'a meeting of people'. Meeting people in our business is im...
Sourced from the classic heartland of Burgundy where Pinot Noir is king, and where this varietal wor...
A little gem worth discovering. "I drink it at home" (Samantha Bailey) - the best recommendation we ...
Beaujolais / Maconnais, France
GENETIE – a word engraved into the ancient stone pillar of our estate in Saint-Vérand and etched...