Francis Boulard Les Murgiers Champagne is the first wine of the Estate’s range. Boulard’s three-hectare estate is run using age-old methods that are in line with nature and seasonal rhythms. Even batonnage, the stirring of lees which takes place every ten to 12 days in this case, is timed to coincide with lunar “fruit days” and “flower days”. The vines of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay are pruned short as a means of controlling yield, and massal selection – the grafting of older vines – is used on the majority of the estate. A light cover of weeds helps keep the soil alive and healthy, and most synthetic chemical treatment is avoided. Instead, Boulard uses biodynamic techniques to resist fungal attacks. Aside from a small amount of sulphur and Bordeaux mixture, they are treated with plants like field horsetail, water willow, nettles and silica.
Francis Boulard Les Murgiers Champagne has an attractive nose of dried fruit, white fruit and citrus flowery hints. The champagne is forward in the mouth with powerful aromatic flavours. A broad and expressive champagne. This Rehoboam is a statement to any party!!