This has long been a benchmark terroir for the reds of Chassagne (though, it in fact produces outstanding quality in both colours). For those who have visited the cellars, Clos Saint-Jean is the walled vineyard right next door, and the Estate’s parcel sits in the heart of the original Clos. This section of the vineyard is 2.2 hectares and was traditionally called Chassagne du Clos Saint-Jean. The Pillot family own just over one hectare here, split equally between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (they are the largest owners in the Clos). It’s an outstanding and deep red Burgundy that will peak between 10 to 20 years of age. - 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
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|
|Sub Region||Chassagne Montrachet|