Renaud Boyer settled in 2004 in a small wing of his family’s vast domain in Meursault. Today, he manages his 3-hectare micro-estate, with vines divided between the clay heavy soils in Beaune, the stony limestone plot of Les Reuchaux in Puligny-Montrachet and chalky fossilised soils Saint Romain. He inherited vines from his uncle Thierry Guyot, an organics enthusiast who had been working the vines free of chemicals since the 1980's. Renaud cultivates his plots by hand and horse, following natural principles without additives or sulphur.
His wines have (naturally) been rejected by the labelling authorities, and therefore must be sold as Vin de France, though the names of the cuvées hint at their origins. And those very elegant, refined labels are designed by his Japanese wife.