Jean Marc Boillot Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 2019

$129.00

750ml

92 pts. Vinous

9 in stock

SKU: 1061590201900750 Categories: , , ,

Description

100% Chardonnay. Jean-Marc Boillot was one of the younger generations 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. Today he is assisted by daughter Lydie and son Benjamin. All the whites, except the grand cru, are vinified in the same way: whole-bunch pressed, settled for 24 hours then straight to barrel with 25 to 30 percent new wood, lees-stirring once a week, and bottling before the next harvest. These white wines are characterized by their huge concentration, pureness, freshness, class, and wonderful expression of their terroir. It is no surprise that Jean-Marc Boillot crafts sensational wines. He is one of those rare commodities in Burgundy, a winemaker who produces both red and white wines of the highest quality. 

Tasting Notes
The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru is a little steelier, maybe slightly more malic on the nose compared to the Champ Canet. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, slightly waxy in texture with hints of white pepper towards the finish that just dips before the finish line and loses a point. But otherwise this is very fine.
- Neal Martin

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2019

Producer

Jean Marc Boillot

Country

France

Area

Burgundy

Region

Cote de Beaune

Appellation

Puligny Montrachet

Vineyard Designation

Les Referts

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White