Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot 2017 Pre Arrival Offer. Super New Reviews from William Kelley

 

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Is there a White Burgundy maker that offers better value?
 
Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot comprises just 15 hectares of vines located primarily in Chassagne-Montrachet. In addition to the vines in Chassagne the domaine has holdings in Pommard and Volnay as a result of of the marriage of Laurent to Marie-Anne. Despite the small size of the domaine their holdings include many of Chassagne-Montrachet's best Premier Cru sites.

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The Domaine is included in Remington Norman's tome "The Great Domaines of Burgundy". Norman says "The cream of the cellar is undoubtedly the splendid range of Chassagnes. Lightest of the premier crus is Vergers, a crisp fresh wine for a vineyard with little soil and hard rock underneath. In such an extended, diverse vineyard as Morgeot, location has an important bearing on quality. Laurent has plots in Petit Clos and Fairendes, both with relatively fine soils, in contrast to the heavier, richer ground of low-lying sectors. The wines in Petit Clos give a wine of richness but also vivacity whereas the older plants in Fairendes contribute depth and finesse. Denser and richer is Vide-Bourse, a tiny premier cru adjoining Batard-Montrachet, which gives a fine wine, a little more backward when young but with excellent ageing potential. Noblest of all is the Grandes Ruchottes. To Laurent's surprise, every year, whatever the weather conditions, the vines give little bunches of small berries. The wine is ripe and powerful with mouth-filling substance and considerable length, yet greater finesse than the other premier crus. It essence, this is Laurent's grand cru and a worthy testament to his skill."
Laurent's whites are simply delicious and this is a great address to compare the vineyards of Chassagne. 

William Kelley of the Wine Advocate says "One of the Côte de Beaune's underrated addresses, readers looking for keenly priced white and red Burgundy of high quality would do well to acquaint themselves with Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot. Laurent Pillot has been working the soils since 2012 and fine-tuning élevage practices, now bottling under Diam corks to ensure the reliable evolution of his whites in bottle. What's more, with a well-appointed new winery in Chassagne-Montrachet's ZAC - opposite Pierre-Yves Colin's - and the next generation beginning to take a role in the estate, the future looks very bright. The domaine's 14.8 hectares of vines are divided into fully 63 parcels, with many prime sites in Chassagne but also enviable holdings in Pommard that formerly constituted the once-celebrated Domaine Pothier-Rieusset, to which Laurent's wife Anne-Marie is the heiress."
Here are a few of our favourite wines...

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes-Ruchottes 2017
Landed Price $197.50
Pre Arrival Price $167.50

Pillot Grandes Ruchottes Label Wine Advocate - William Kelley:
The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes is excellent, unfurling in the glass with notes of pear, green apple, iodine, white flowers and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, its texture balanced by good energy and cut, displaying impressive concentration and length. As usual, it's one of the range's high points. Pillot's parcel is planted with old vines on SO4 rootstocks, which today produce lots of small shot berries. 92-94 Points

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide-Bourse 2017
Landed Price $166.95
Pre Arrival Price $141.95

Pillot Vide Bourse Label Wine Advocate - William Kelley: The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse was showing well from barrel, exhibiting aromas of honeyed pears, mandarin, lemon and dried white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and satiny, with tangy acids to cut through its textural unctuousness and a pure, nicely defined finish. It's the chunkiest, broadest-shouldered wine in the Pillot cellar and should develop well with further élevage and bottle age. 92-94 Points
 
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Fairendes 2017
Landed Price $142.50
Pre Arrival Price $120.95

Pillot Fairendes Label Wine Advocate - William Kelley: One of the high points of this year's portfolio is the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Fairendes, a pretty wine that wafts from the glass with notes of green orchard fruit, citrus blossom, mandarin and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, elegant and pure, with good concentration, tangy acids and a pure, chalky finish. 
92 Points

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers 2017
Landed Price $142.50
Pre Arrival Price $120.95

Pillot Vergers label Wine Advocate - William Kelley: Aromas of green orchard fruit, blanched almonds, wheat toast and citrus oil introduce the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers, a medium to full-bodied wine with excellent concentration and flesh that's underpinned by bright, tangy acids, concluding with a long, stony finish. Pillot has almost a hectare of vines in this climat, and it's one of his most consistent cuvées. 92 Points
 
Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets 2017
Landed Price $166.95
Pre Arrival Price $141.95

Pillot Caillerets label Wine Advocate - William Kelley: The 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets is lovely, wafting from the glass with aromas of confit citrus, lemon oil, buttered apples and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and gourmand, with a textural attack that segues into a fleshy mid-palate and saline, mineral finish. A warm but stony site, this is typically among the domaine's earliest-harvested parcels. 91 Points
 
To view the complete range and order the wines on our website click here. You may also order by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or telephone (03) 9326 5737.

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Darren 

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Buisson Roche
Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson Saint-Romain Sous Roche rouge MAGNUM 2013
The perfect party bottle!
Sous Roche - below the stones. 60 year old vines on the eastern side of the amphitheatre. 90% destemmed and aged in French oak, 10% of which is new.

The vineyard is high by Burgundian standards and combined with the high limestone soil ensures a real freshness.
We have 18 Magnums in stock and we'd like to clear them before we move warehouse.
The perfect bottle for your next party.
Normally $139.95 a Magnum
Half Price $69.97
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