Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Champagne from Francis Boulard et Fille.
Francis Boulard.
Delphine Boulard.

Profile

Francis Boulard founded Francis Boulard et Fille with his daughter Delphine in 2010. Together, they work close to three hectares in the Vallée de la Marne following organic and biodynamic practices. Prior to this endeavor, Francis worked alongside his brother and sister running the family estate Raymond Boulard for close to two decades. His career as a vigneron dates back to the early 70's, a period where chemical viticulture was only starting to gain traction. Like most in his generation, Francis began adopting chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides in his vineyard work. But around 1996, he was faced with a daunting realization.

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.