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Epesses Grand Cru Buxus

Louis Bovard

Epesses Grand Cru Buxus Bottle
Appellation
Epesses Grand Cru
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
15
Farming
Sustainable with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
400-600 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, crushed, short maceration, fermented in neutral French oak barrels
Aging
11 months in new French oak barrels, medium toast

Overview

While Louis Bovard is renown for his dedication to Chasselas, he has also actively promoted several non-indigenous varieties suitable to his limestone-rich soils. Most notable among these are Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. On the dizzyingly steep slopes of Epesses (at a grade of 30°) Louis has planted Sauvignon Blanc for a wine named Buxus – the latin for Boxwood. This name is no mistake, as it is a characteristically spicy aroma frequently found in this wine. Aged in barrel, its inspiration can be found in the iconic Sauvignon Blancs of Sancerre and Pouilly.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Epesses Grand Cru Buxus

Source: WA

Vaud, Switzerland
  • Location
    Vaud, Switzerland
  • Appellation
    Epesses Grand Cru
  • Proprietor
    Louis-Philippe Bovard
  • Winemaker
    Caspar Eugster
  • Size / Elevation
    17 hectares / 400-800 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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