ABOUT THIS WINE
The fruit comes from a 1.5 acre plot with an average age of the vines at 60 years. Pneumatic pressing of the whole grape harvest. Racking, conservation on fine lees. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in 100% oak barrels. The wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation and then spends 11 months without racking with weekly bâtonnage in 30% of new barrels (origin: Allier, Vosges). Bottling on the property with fining and\or filtration.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Jean-Marc Boillot was one of the younger generation in Burgundy who was determined to improve his family’s wines. In 1984, after vinifying 13 vintages at the family’s domaine, Henri Boillot, Jean-Marc walked out in protest, intent on producing highly concentrated, rich, and ripe wines. He became the winemaker for Olivier Leflaive for the next four years and at the same time produced wines from 5-acres of vineyards, bottled under his own label. The wines impressed Boillot’s grandfather, who bequest half his vineyard to Jean-Marc. Boillot runs his domaine from his grandfather Henri Boillot’s house and cellars in the village of Pommard. Jean-Marc’s maternal grandfather was the late Etienne Sauzet, from whom he also inherited exceptional vineyards.