Domaine Lucien Boillot Volnay (750ml)
Pierre Boillot is a rare master of both the Côtes de Beaune and the Côtes de Nuits– he has the vineyards and the savoir-faire and skill. Pierre inherited this domaine from his father Lucien, whose name it still carries. Pierre worked together with his brother Louis for years, but a few years ago they parted ways and split up the family holdings. Pierre inherited very old vines from his father in the Côtes de Nuits and from his great-grandfather Henri Boillot, who was originally from Volnay, in the Côtes de Beaune. Many of his vineyards are under-appreciated treasures. Every wine is a classic representation of its appellation– terroir-driven wines of purity and finesse.
The grapes were planted in 1958 on clay limestone soil. No chemical fertilizers are used and the grapes are hand harvested and usually de-stemmed. The must is cold soaked for 3 to 5 days to best extract colour and aroma from the grapes. Fermentation is 100% natural and lasts for 18 to 21 days in enameled and stainless steel cuve. Punching down of the cap occurs twice daily. Maximum 30% new oak barrels are used to age the wine for 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage. Wine are bottled at the domaine with no fining or filtering.