Domaine Lucien Boillot

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "La Perrière" - 2016 - Lucien Boillot



Pinot Noir from old, 65-year-old vines planted on clay-limestone soils with small calcareous stones. This tiny parcel of just 9 ares faces east/southeast, and is located to the left of the Route des Grands Crus, in the appellation "Mazis-Chambertin" to be precise. The grapes are harvested at full maturity, 100% destemmed, followed by prefermentary maceration of 4 days, alcoholic fermentation for 18 days thanks to indigenous yeasts, one or two cap punch-downs a day, and finally maturation in oak barrels for 18 months with 30% new oak. The wines are neither filtered nor fined.
Lucien Boillot... One of Burgundy’s greatest names, though many wine lovers in France have never heard of him, since 85% of his bottles are exported! Yet it’s certainly a name to remember… Lucien Boillot represents the sixth generation of a viticultural family, originally from Volnay. It was in 1950 that the vigneron decided to settle in the middle of Gevrey-Chambertin, where he begin acquiring vines, including many on prestigious Premier Cru terroirs. The estate would really take off in the 1980s with the acquisition of parcels spread across the greater part of the appellations of the Côte de Beaune, thanks for the most part to donations from his father. Ever since, the Boillot name has stood for exceptional terroirs and exceptional wines, from both of the famous côtes, and from the most legendary climats ­­– Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Nuits Saint Georges... Today, Pierre Boillot has succeeded his father Lucien at the head of this great estate, carrying forth Lucien’s dictum that “a great wine is something liberated”. An estate to (re)discover and above all to keep close eye on, because as you’ve doubtless surmised – their cuvées are rare indeed!

75 cl

Appellation : Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

Degree of alcohol : 13,5 %

To drink from : 2021 to 2030

Country : France


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