JEAN-MARC BOILLOT Volnay (750ml)
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Jean-Marc Boillot was one of the younger generation 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.
Pinot Noir grown on 0.75 acres in the lieu-dit of Les Pasquiers. Clay-limestone soils. The grapes are hand harvested and rigorously sorted during harvest. 18-21 days of maceration; pre-fermentation cold-soaking in tank with mixing, a warmer alcoholic fermentation and a post fermentation maceration. The wine is aged for 12 months without racking in 25-30% new wood from Cher and Allier forests. The wine is then bottled after a light filtration.
In the glass, intense ruby with a beautiful purple luster. A range of red fruit and savoury notes on the nose. The palate is crisp and juicy with lots of red fruit, cherry and cranberry, and a long chiseled finish.