Paul Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean 2020Regular price $124.00 Save $-124.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Thierry Pillot is the fourth generation of the Pillot legacy in the legendary Côtes de Beaune of southern Burgundy. Even though the domain began with Thierry’s great grandfather—Jean-Baptist —the domain was named after Paul Pillot—Thierry’s father. Jean-Baptiste was a barrel maker by trade and began focusing on his vines full time in 1900; the estate was born then. Today the estate is run by the energetic Thierry, who spends most of his time in the vineyards, but is a non-interventionist in the cellar with discreet usage of new wood. The family are artists in the cellar when it comes to oak usage; it is very well integrated into the wines. Thierry is one of the finest winemakers in the Côtes de Beaune; if one should come across any of his bottles, don’t hesitate to snatch them up.
Not to be confused with the other 'Clos Saint Jean' by Domaine Paul Pillot, which is Chardonnay. This is the Premier Cru site Clos Saint Jean, one of the best sites for Pinot Noir in Chassagne. The vines are 55+ years in age and undergo 50% whole cluster fermentation, giving the wine a savory note and more aromatics. This is aged in barrel, 15% of which is new.