Paul Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er Cru 2019

$115.00

750ml

3 in stock

SKU: 1078086201900750 Categories: , , ,

Description

100% Chardonnay. Domaine Paul Pillot was founded in 1900 by Jean-Baptiste Pillot, a barrel maker by trade, who decided to focus full-time on his vines. His sons, Alphonse and Henri, succeeded him after the conclusion of World War I, increasing the Domaine’s holdings significantly and beginning to bottle their own wines. Henri’s son Paul then took over the Domaine in 1968 and acquired the prestigious Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru vineyards of Clos Saint Jean, Les Grandes Ruchottes, Les Caillerets, and La Grande Montagne, and the Saint-Aubin 1er Cru of Les Charmois. Today, the domaine owns 13 hectares of vines (4.5 in red) and is run by Paul’s dynamic son Thierry who began working in 1999, before taking over full time in 2004. Thierry is the 4th generation to take on the reins of this storied property. Under Thierry, the focus has been put squarely in the vineyards, with discreet use of new wood and a non-interventionist approach in the cellar. The result is wines of finesse and palate-staining purity that perfectly reflect the finest terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet. William Kelley of the Wine Advocate backs this up by writing, “Domaine Paul Pillot, today one of the finest addresses in the Côte de Beaune. Characterful, elegantly textural, and mouthwateringly incisive, these are superb white Burgundies…readers shouldn’t hesitate to buy whatever bottles they can find.”

Tasting Notes
Aromas of white flowers, pear, crisp green apple, beeswax and fresh bread preface Pillot's 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean, a medium-bodied, tangy and incisive wine with a ripe core of fruit and a lively spine of acidity. This nicely balanced wine is once again likely to number among the domaine's more immediate premiers crus.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2019

Producer

Paul Pillot

Country

France

Area

Burgundy

Region

Cote de Beaune

Appellation

Chassagne Montrachet

Vineyard Designation

Clos St. Jean

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White