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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 focuses 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

Only a few meters away from the Grand Cru Batard Montrachet, the vines of Vide Bourse grow on clay and limestone soils which contain little stones of limestone rock. A small and rare 1er Cru, Vide Bourse produces Chassagne Montrachet of profound depth and power.

Undeniable strength with plenty of body around a core of pear, almond, lemon zest and vanilla bean.

This wine benefits greatly from ageing, with honey, marzipan and caramel notes shining through the palate. Can age for 5-10 years.



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