JEAN-MARC BOILLOT Montagny 1er (750ml)
Jean-Marc Boillot, part of the younger generation in Burgundy, was determined to improve his family’s wines. After making wine for 13 vintages at his family’s domaine Henri Boillot, Jean-Marc left the domaine in 1984 to make wine for Olivier Leflaive. At the same time, he also produced wines from 5 acres of vineyards that were bottled under his own label vineyard to Jean-Marc. Boillot now runs his domaine from his grandfather Henri Boillot’s house, as well as cellars in the village of Pommard.
Apple and pear notes on the nose and palate, juicy with a pleasing stony minerality.
Produced from grapes sourced from various growers. Alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels with ageing on the fine lees. 100% malolactic fermentation. 11 months without racking with weekly bâtonnage in 30% new oak barrels. Fined before bottling.
Note that there are 49 climats (a delineated plot of land) within the Montagny appellation that are classified as Premier Cru. The wines wines can be labeled “Montagny Premier Cru + specific vineyard name” or as is in this case, “Montagny Premier Cru” with no vineyards name because Boillot has produced this wine by blending grapes from various premier cru vineyards within the appellation.