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Domaine Pillot, France

Laurent Pillot, who took over the running of Domaine Pillot in his mid-twenties, transformed his family estate from grape growers to a leading estate and one of the superstars of Chassagne-Montrachet.

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.

Viticulture

The soil is very stony, mixed with shallow red earth. Sometimes the limestone base rock breaks into the soil profile. This results in a very hot micro climate in summer near the grape bunches, due to the reflected sunlight from the white stones. The soil also contains iron ore.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • No herbicides used and only organic fertiliser. Members since 2011 of the French program Dephy ECOphyto to reduce/ stop chemical useage in the vineyard.
  • Hand selected bunches.
  • One of the superstars of Chassagne-Montrachet.