Like the rouge, this is a blinder from Thierry Pillot. It comes mostly from a very well situated, 0.6-hectare parcel on a northeast-facing hillside just south of Chassagne, where the vines are now 35 years old. There is also a little Chassagne fruit in the blend. The grapes were hand-picked, pressed, left to settle, and then naturally fermented on lees for 12 months in small stainless-steel vats and older barrels. A beautifully pitched Bourgogne, packed with ripe lemon and nectarine-like fruit and a briny, juicy, tangy close. Much more depth than you would typically expect for the level. Do not hesitate. - Importer Note
Thierry Pillot is starting to hit his groove, driving the wines of his family Domaine to greater and greater heights. With each vintage the wines here get purer, more refined and, well, just better. Thierry is great friends with Vincent Dancer, Marc Bachelet, Arnaud Mortet and many of the other young guns of Burgundy. He is part of a revolution that has been sweeping through the Côte d’Or: a zeitgeist being driven by a new generation. The wines of his father were always good, in no small part due to the quality of the holdings. However it is strikingly clear to us, and regular visitors like Allen Meadows, that this invigorated address has well and truly kicked up another gear and now bears comparison with the very best that Chassagne has to offer. There is a purity and clarity to these wines that many of the better known Chassagne Domaines cannot match. There are better known Chassagne names here, as they have been imported for longer and there is more wine, but don’t make the mistake of assuming that because you are more familiar with these other names that the wines are better. They ain’t.
The Pillot’s have first class holdings in Chassagne 1er cru sites such as La Romanée, Clos St Jean, Les Grandes Ruchottes, Les Caillerets, La Grande Montagne, etc. We do not ship everything, only those wines that truly move us each year. - Importer Note
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