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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
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Santenay

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Noir

Vinification
The grapes are hand-picked, transported to our winery, distemmed and
put into tank. After a few days of cold maceration, the alcoholic
fermentation is trationally started with regular cap punching, thus enabling
very small temperature regulations of the fermanting grapes. Then aged in
French oak barrels (20% new). Bottled at the winery after aging for 12
months.

Color
A red wine purple in colour.

Bouquet
Expressing spring violets and red fruit
aromas.

Taste
An intense mouthfeel with firm tannins. Uts character confirms it as a wine to age for 3-5 years.

Alcohol
13.5%

 

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