Paul Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets 2018Regular price $165.00 Save $-165.00
The family is an old cooperage, barrel-making family that has 13 hectares of vines. Jean-Baptiste Pillot, the founder, decided to work full-time in the vines instead. Four generations later, Thierry, the newest family member to take over the estate, is a dynamic personality that is pushing quality higher and higher. Most of Thierry’s time is spent in the vineyards, as he is a non-interventionist in the cellar, though he does use a discrete amount of new wood. The family are artists in the cellar when it comes to oak usage; it is very well integrated into the wines.
This site is one of the top Premier Cru sites in Chassagne. The vines are 60+ years old and has a very rocky topsoil. This is aged in large barrels, 10% of which is new, for one year followed by six months in tank.