Domaine Pillot, Beaune 1er Cru, Boucherottes, Burgundy, France, 2018
Laurent Pillot, who took over the running of Domaine Pillot in his mid-twenties, transformed his family estate from grape growers to one of the more distinguished estates in the Côte de Beaune.
With a superb collection of vineyards and a modern winemaking facility on the edge of the village, both their red and white wines are of an excellent quality. From the exotic fruit driven Meursault through to the round, sultry Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Rouge the underlying minerality shines through.
Pruned Guyot simple, this beautiful parcel was planted between 1966 and 1996 overlooking Beaune, the Hospices and the Basilica Notre Dame. The terroir is hot and advanced, situated on the southern side of the appellation on a slightly stony, brown limestone soil. It is on the boundary of the Pommard 'Boucherottes' 1er Cru.
The grapes are hand-picked, transported to our winery, destemmed and put into tank. After a few days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation is traditionally started with regular cap punching, thus enabling very small temperature regulations of the fermenting grapes. Then, aged in French oak barrels (40% new). Bottled at the winery after ageing for 15 months.
Type: French 228Litres Barrels
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 40
Beaune is the capital of Burgundy wine. The wine carries a deep colour, releasing aromas of black fruit, blackberry, black currents, coupled with toasted and spicy notes, as well as a substantial body with a silky structure.
Matches well with beef, sauteed pork or strong soft cheeses.
Pinot Noir 100%
12 x 75cl