JM BOILLOT Puligny Montrachet (750ml)
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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.
Aromas of green apple, pear, peach and Spring blossoms on the nose. The palate is mid weight, with tree fruit, citrus flavours and light baking spice notes, medium acidity and subtle creaminess that carries through to a long pleasant finish.
Made from Chardonnay from four acres located in the lieu-dits of Les Enseignières, Les Meix, Rue Rousseau and Les Tremblots, grown on the typical clay-limestone soils of this area. The grapes are hand harvested, whole bunch pressed in a pneumatic press and cold-settled. Alcoholic fermentation in 100% oak barrels with 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 11 months without racking and weekly lees stirring. 25 to 30% new French oak. The wine is fined and filtered as necessary before bottling.