Bourgogne Rouge Les Riaux, Renaud Boyer 2022

Renaud Boyer


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Renaud Boyer, originally from Meursault trained to be an engineer before switching careers and becoming a vigneron of land in Saint Romain, previously belonging to uncle Thierry Guyot, an organics enthusiast who had been working the vines free of chemicals since the 1980's. He has since converted to biodynamic status, and is certified by Demeter. The vines are now spread between the Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet and Saint Romain. As you might expect of someone who looks to Emmanuel Houillon, Patrick Meyer and Philippe Jambon for inspiration and guidance, his work in the cellar is kept to a minimum. Renaud's wines are seen as strong competition to some of the famous names in the region. 

This wine is fascinating, revealing wild forest and bramble berries. It has a nervous quality and a heightened complexity. There’s a lovely freshness here on the palate, with more high-toned wild mountain fruits and soft herbs and some red iron-laced minerality. The wine finishes on a note of ferrous earthiness and savouriness.

Producer  Renaud Boyer

Origin Mersault, Bourgogne (Côte d’Or), France

Grapes Pinot Noir

Vintage 2022

Alcohol  12%ABV

Style Medium body elegant red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested, whole bunch macerated for 3 weeks. Aged in oak barrels on lees for 12 months.  No filtration, no fining, no added SO2

Notes Organic, Biodynamic Demeter Certified, Natural