Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot
Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru
Chassagne-Montrachet Vide-Bourse 1er Cru
Santenay Les Prarons Dessus”
Because the 19th Century, generations from the Pillot family have cultivated the hills of Chassagne-Montrachet. While dad Fernand is nearing pension, his son Laurent cultivates and harvests almost 14.6 hectares of property spread over 22 different appellations of red & white wines.
The father-and-son team focus tirelessly on maintaining quality using their practices: low yields, minimal usage of fertilizer and strict hygiene. All their wines are vinified and matured in today’s winery but Laurent will pay special focus on maintain with traditional Burgundian methods: barrel fermentation for the whites, minimal stirring from the lees, and ageing the wines in French oak barrels from a number of forests and coopers.
Two parcels of vines in the reduced Rugiens and One parcel in the high Rugiens are combined to create this exceptional Pommard 1er Cru. The most memorable appellation in the Cote de Beaune for Pinot Noir. The Pommard Rugiens offers requested Grand Cru position.
The grapes are hand-picked, transported to your winery, destemmed and placed into tank. After a couple of days of cool maceration, the alcoholic fermentation can be traditionally began with regular cover punching, thus allowing very controlled temp regulations from the fermenting grapes. After that aged in French oak barrels (80-100% fresh). Bottled in the winery after ageing for 18-19 weeks.
The Pommard 1er Cru ‘Rugiens’ is a wine with a lively character.
Virile, with concentrated cherry and raspberry flavours. After that, changing as time passes to pepper, liquorice and eucalyptus with beautiful soft tannins.