2016 Jean-Marc Boillot Pommard-Rugiens 1er Cru
Winery Notes: Deep ruby color with traces of violet. Intense aromas of mature black fruit against a peppery background. On the palate, a delicious succession of fruity and spicy flavors with ample, fleshy tannins. A persistent finish with a well-integrated woody note. A beautiful expression of the terroir.
Vininfication: Grapes sorted and 100% destemmed Vatting between 18-21 days Cold soaking in closed vats without intervention Fermentation and maceration at raised temperatures Vertical pressing
Aging: 100% malolactic fermentation 16 months racking 50% new barrels Bottled at the Domaine after filtration
About the Winery: 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.
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Noir|