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Domaine Boulachin Chaput is located in Arrentières, in the heart of part of the vineyards, which allows us to make visits "from the vine to the flute". Over time and with the passing of time, Geoffrey...Lire plus Learn more
Domaine Boulachin Chaput is located in Arrentières, in the heart of part of the vineyards, which allows us to make visits "from the vine to the flute". Over time and with the passing of time, we have expanded the range to include 9 vintages. We separate the plots as much as possible during pressing to have a very wide range of wines for blending. My favorite plot is Dame Noire, one of the oldest, of pinot noir from which we make our 100% Pinot Noir "Dame Noire" cuvée, which is very popular. Our subsoil is composed of limestone marl which brings minerality and "forces" the vine to give the best of itself to express the maximum of aromas. We provide organic supplements after soil analysis. We cover the grass to control yields, avoid rot and contain gullies. We only have vines on the hillside. Some plots are more difficult because they are steeper with less space to return, ditches very close by and systematically rainy weather to harvest them. My memories of the harvest are from my childhood with a good-natured atmosphere of regulars and festive evenings for 15 days.
The Boulachin Chaput Brand was created in 1996, it is the addition of 2 names: Boulachin (father) and Chaput (mother) from long lines of famous winegrowers of the region (late 18th century). We strive day by day to perpetuate this tradition by being worthy of it and trying to make it known to as many people as possible. After a commercial career in Paris, I came back to help my parents at a time when sales were becoming more and more difficult.
I have always wanted to go back to my origins to perpetuate the family history. Winegrowers from father to son for 8 generations, we feel proud and responsible for a mission: that of prolonging history.
Since I was 5 years old, our parents and grandparents have always taken us with them to the vineyards. Little by little we took part in the work. We tasted the wines quite quickly, helping to make them. Being a winegrower means adapting to climatic conditions, listening to the vine and wine to offer ripe grapes and champagnes that are similar to us. The wine that most resembles me would be Brut Nature, our last born without liqueur. It is simple, generous, with character and surprising. Michel Drappier - champagnes of the same name - is the person who inspires me, he is always one step ahead, successful but knows how to keep it simple.
My oldest memory goes back to the first time I made red wine with my grandfather, barefoot to crush the grapes in the vat. Our champagnes are made from grapes that are very ripe. We work reasonably with less yield, the grapes are more expressive. We let it age on average 5 years, so we have generous, powerful champagnes, mostly with meals. The world of wine is a world of exchange, sensations, conviviality and a priori simplicity because we are farmers above all. There is too much snobbery, "new rich people" especially in champagne who have forgotten where they come from and that their parents or grandparents have worked hard without often being able to live off it.