Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot 2017 Pre Arrival Offer. Almost Sold Out

Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot 2017 Pre Arrival Offer. Almost Sold Out

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Is there a White Burgundy maker that offers better value?
Wines will arrive before Christmas
 
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.

Pillot Morgeots Bottle
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
7 bottles left

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 Morgeot 2017
Landed Price $142.50
Pre Arrival Price $120.95
13 bottles left

Pillot Morgeot label Jancis Robinson: Saline quality and lots of drive with a hint of sweet fruit too. Another very forward wine, but with some undertow that suggests a good future. Drink 2019-2028. 16.5+/20 Points
 

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Fairendes 2017
Landed Price $142.50
Pre Arrival Price $120.95
8 bottles left

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
2 bottles left

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
20 bottles left

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

Puligny-Montrachet Noyers Brets 2017 
Landed Price $117.50
Pre Arrival Price $99.95
19 bottles left
Pillot Noyers Brets
Wine Advocate - William Kelley: Aromas of green apple, toasted nuts, white flowers and almond paste introduce the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Noyers Brets, a medium to full-bodied wine that's elegantly textural and nicely concentrated, with succulent acids and a long, pure finish. 90 Points


St-Aubin 1er Cru Sentier du Clou 2017
Landed Price $93.95
Pre Arrival Price $79.95
12 bottles left

Pillot St-Aubin label Wine Advocate - William Kelley: The 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sur Le Sentier Du Clou reveals notes of crisp orchard fruit, white flowers and wet stones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and open-knit palate with tangy acids and a pure, stony finish. 90 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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The Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges: 12 Different Vineyards from 2016 Dinner. Tuesday 12 November at South Press
A trek throught the Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges
 
We often speak about the different sections of Nuits-St-Georges and how distinct they are. With no Grand Crus (at least for the moment) the commune relies on 41 Premier Crus for its reputation. 
 
These vineyards fall into three sectors. At the far south, in Premeaux-Prissey, are ten Premier Crus. In my opinion these are in general the least interesting wines. They can be lean and tannic and much care is required to ensure the wines remain balanced.
 
The second sector is just south of the village of Nuits-St-Georges. The wines produced here are rich and powerful. They are naturally tannic but have the fruit weight to ensure balance is not an issue. Les St-Georges and Vaucrains have applied for elevation to Grand Cru status. In good vintages there is a valid argument. Time will tell.
 
At the far north on the Vosne-Romanee border are the third group. The wines here are finer and more aromatic combining characteristics of Nuits and Vosne. These are popular and quite charming with more spice than the vineyards to the south.
 
In Nuits-St-Georges, perhaps more than anywhere else, a knowledge of the vineyards is worth its weight in gold.
 
Our Premier Crus of Nuits-St-Georges 2016 Dinner features 12 different vineyards from these two top sectors. The wines come form 4 different producers. It is quite a superb array of wines. To view a map of the vineyards of Nuits-St-Georges click here.
 
The dinner will be at Southpress in South Yarra. We only have 12 seats available so please book in quickly.
 
The wine list (arranged from north to south):
 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes 2016
Domaine Bertagna Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers 2016
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Champs-Perdrix 2016
 
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Argillas 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Rue de Chaux 2016
 
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Crots 2016
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers 2016
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets 2016
 
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Poulettes 2016
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2016
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains 2016
 
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: South Press, 27 Toorak Road, South Yarra, 3141
Cost: $199.00 per person

To book online click here.

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Domaine du Clos Frantin: 9 years of Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2009-2017 Dinner at Ryne. Thursday 28 November

A very special dinner for lovers of great Burgundy
 
Les Malconsorts is an exceptional 1er Cru. Being located alongside La Tache and less than 400 metres from Romanee-Conti it comes as no surprise. Domaine du Clos Frantin own a substantial 1.76 ha parcel with a vine age of around 40 years. Jasper Morris MW says "Aux Malconsorts was first taken out of scrubland and planted with vines in 1610, relatively late for this part of the Cote. Nonetheless it is an exceptional vineyard, one of my three favourite premier crus along with Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses and Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques."  

The first vintage of Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts we imported was 2009. Each year since the wine has been one of our most popular products.

Now, after 9 vintages, we have decided it is time to do a very special dinner. We will serve all 9 vintages from 2009 to 2017. This is a rare opportunity to taste a serious vertical of one of Burgundy's most popular and highly regarded Premier Crus. For those with the wine in their cellar you can taste and gauge where your bottles will be at without raiding your own stocks.

The dinner will be at Ryne where Donovan Cooke will showcase his classically styled French cusine. To read more about Ryne click here.

The wine list:
 
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2016
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Vaudesirs Grand Cru 2016
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Clos Grand Cru 2016
 
Domaine du Clos Frantin: 
 
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2017
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2016
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2015
 
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2014
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2013
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2012
 
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2011
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2010
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2009
 
Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Ryne, 203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North 3065
Cost: $295.00 per person
 
To book on line click here.
 

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