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Organic Champagne from Delphine Boulard (Francis Boulard et Fille)
Delphine Boulard.
Francis Boulard.

Profile

Delphine Boulard is the seventh generation to work her family's land in Champagne and now fully at the helm of the estate she founded with her father Francis in 2009. For most of his life, Francis worked alongside his brother and sister running the now defunct family estate Raymond Boulard. The winery created a reputation for itself by highlighting the distinct terroirs of the three areas it worked: the rich clay soils of the Marne planted in Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay from the silica-limestone soils of the Massif de Saint-Thierry and the Pinot Noir of Mailly (the two latter being subsections of the Montagne de Reims.) During his tenure there, Francis was the head viticulturist and winemaker. But a fundamental disagreement would lead him to leave it all behind and start his own much smaller estate.

Interview

This interview with Francis Boulard took place in Bordeaux in June 2011.

Visits

This visit with Francis Boulard took place in July 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.

Wines

"Les Murgiers":
Soil: Clay and limestone of the Vallée de la Marne.
Style: Blanc de Noirs.
Dosage: 5 to 6 gr/L for Extra-Brut, no dosage for Brut Nature
Grapes: 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir, reinforced with older wine aged in barrel.