White flower, citrus & peach. Vibrant & juicy with balanced finish
Tasting Notes: Ripe aromas of white peach, pear with citrus zest. The palate has stone fruits and citrus flavours that are deliciously rounded with excellent depth. Vibrant and youthful with good persistence in the lovely balanced finish. There is acceptable density to the round, delicious and slightly more vibrant middle weight flavours that offer reasonable depth and persistence on the balanced finish. Drinking well now, but will keep for up to at least 5 years.
The origins of the Pillot family in Chassagne can be traced back to the eighteenth century, when they seem to have been coopers more than vignerons. In the nineteenth century they abandoned barrel-making in favour of enlarging the property in Chassagne. Fernand and Laurent, who is the fourth generation, added to it again in 1992, and then in 2001 Laurent's wife Marie-Anne inherited half of her family's property, the Pommard domaine of Pothier-Rieusset, and Laurent and his father bought the other half. The domaine now stands at 14.5 hectares of vines across almost the whole length of the Côte de Beaune from Santenay to Beaune.
The Domaine is worked according to organic principles and are ploughed – no chemical weed killers are used. They have also been members of the Dephy-ECO-phyto group, which works to reduce the number of treatments using copper sulphate, since 2012.
Food Match : Grilled meats, grilled fish, strong blue cheeses.
Grape : Chardonnay
Producer : Fernand & Laurent Pillot
Country : Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France