This wine is rich and supple on the palate with aromas of lime zest, white peach and subtle notes of hazelnut, smoke and liquorice. The ageing in older oak barrels gives this wine complexity on the palate. The judicious use of oak is well-balanced with a mineral freshness and bright, refreshing acidity, which lifts the finish.
Named after the street the winery is located on in the village of La Livinière, Minervois, Boulevard Napoléon is the partnership between restaurant owner Trevor Gulliver and winemaker Benjamin Darnault. Seeing the potential in the vineyards located by his holiday home, Trevor started making the wines and then showed them to his other partner, chef Fergus Henderson, who was more than impressed, as were we! Each wine is a classic expression of the varietal grown on the dry, stony slopes of the south of France - yet they retain a vibrancy and definition that marks them out from the crowd.