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Since the 19th Century, generations of the Pillot family have cultivated the hills of Chassagne-Montrachet. While father Fernand is approaching retirement, his son Laurent cultivates and harvests nearly 14.6 hectares of land spread over 22 different appellations of red & white wines.
The father-and-son team focus tirelessly on maintaining quality with their practices: low yields, minimal use of fertilizer and strict hygiene. All of their wines are vinified and matured in a modern winery but Laurent pays special attention to keep with traditional Burgundian practices: barrel fermentation for the whites, minimal stirring of the lees, and aging the wines in French oak barrels from a variety of forests and coopers.

Production Area
Burgundy, France

Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay

Vinification
The vines grow on the stony, rocky slope above the village, with clay and limestone subsoils. Located on the highest slopes in the Chassagne-Montrachet appellations, Grandes Ruchottes is amongst the longest aging and most mineral dominated of all the Chassagne 1ers Crus.

Bouquet
A powerful wine with a great balance of acidity and minerality. Aromas of wet rocks and stone fruits

Taste
A full-bodied wine with notes of apple, pear, honey and roasted almond. This wine can age 5-7 years.

Alcohol
13.59%

 

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