Jean-Marc Boillot Montagny 1er (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2020

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Sub-Region

    Montagny

  • Grape

    Chardonnay

  • Farming Method

    ConventionalMost products with this label come from producers who do their best to avoid any intervention at all but it’s possible that some of the aforementioned preventative measures and additions are deemed necessary. Learn More

  • ABV

  • Food Pairing

    ChickenLobsterScallops

Jean-Marc Boillot was born in Volnay, into a family of vignerons. Between 1971-1984, he worked alongside his grandfather in Volnay, Pommard, and Meursault until a family disagreement between Jean-Marc, his grandfather, his father, and his brother led him to leave the family business and pursue his own winemaking journey. In 1988, Jean-Marc made wine in Puligny-Montrachet with Olivier Leflaive, a new négociant at the time. From there, he started making wine under his own name, acquiring plots in Beaune and Pommard- it wasn’t until Jean-Marc’s grandfather tasted his wine that their relationship began turning for the better. When his grandfather retired, he left Jean-Marc plots in Volnay, Pommard, and Meursault- as well as an unused cellar called “La Pommardière.” Cut to 1993 and another 5 ha of land was inherited by Jean-Marc via his maternal grandfather; he acquired vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, and Bâtard-Montrachet.

“Boillot makes white and red wine with equal facility, and with equally impressive results. Few people are thus gifted, it is like being ambidextrous.” Raymond Blake, Côte d’Or.

Jean-Marc, now in his seventies, is often referred to as the ‘quiet pur-sang’ of Burgundy, and far from retiring. His son-in-law, François, is now in charge of the winemaking under the watchful eye of his father-in-law.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, notes of apple and pear, with a hint of florality and chalk. On the palate, more apple, pear, and citrus notes; its juicy with pleasant acidity and stony, minerality.  Food pairing suggestions include rich seafood like lobster or scallops, baked chicken with a cream sauce or mushroom risotto.  

Method

Made from 100% Chardonnay, these grapes are sourced from various growers in the region.  Fermentation occurs in oak barrels with ageing on the fine lees and the wine undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation.  11 months without racking with weekly bâtonnage in 30% new oak barrels.  Fined before bottling. 

Our Thoughts

This is a wine we were all very excited for when it arrived, and I am happy to report that it has met and surpassed all expectations. This is such a deliciously pure example of good white Burgundy, showcasing aromas of apples, pears, yogurt, pastry dough and crushed seashells. It has an intense depth of flavour while maintaining a wonderful brightness and freshness. Chalky, crunchy, creamy; this is seriously good stuff, people. It’s drinking wonderfully now but will certainly develop into something truly special in the cellar.

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$69.00

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