A new rease of one of the top Premier Crus from JM Boillot, the Champ Canet, is a fantastic white Burgundy. While not their oldest plot in Puligny-Montrachet, with vines planted between 1901 and 1960, it is their smallest, totaling a mere .33 acres. Sharing the same broken limestone soils as the Perrières vineyard and located just above Les Combettes, Champ-Cannet is considered one of the best crus of Puligny-Montrachet, and 2022 should be another shining example.
2022 was a welcomed vintage by vignerons in Burgundy, with yields significantly up from the disastrous 21s. It was a warm, dry year overall but was kept from going over the top in terms of ripeness by some much-needed massive rains in June that gave the vines respite from the heat. It's a richer, riper year, but alcohol levels are still in check, and while it won't be a nervous, high-acid vintage, these are still going to be structured wines that will have no issue aging, especially for the medium term.
JM Boillot's more illustrious style is going to pair well with this warmer vintage and does very well with warmer years, finding the perfect balance between richness and acidity. This has the potential to be one of the best Champ Canets ever from JM Boillot and will be one of the top buys of the 2022 vintage for this vineyard. Getting a bottle of Champ Canet at this pricing these days is a challenge, and right now, we have the only bottles at this pricing in the USA, which is about $40 lower than the previous vintage is going for. Sure to be an incredible wine and smart buy for the Category, we have special pre-arrival pricing today on this not-to-miss premier cru.