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This 1er Cru vineyard's location in Montagny, with its slightly warmer climate and highly limestone soils, develops grapes with a sought-after richness and dynamite minerality. In addition, a lingering citric acidity makes this a wine to enjoy with all manner of seafood.
In 1984, after vinifying 13 vintages at the family’s Domaine Henri Boillot (Premier Burgundy House), Jean-Marc Boillot walked out in protest, intent on producing highly concentrated, rich and ripe wines. He became the wine-maker for Olivier Leflaive (nephew of the Premier Burgundy Producer Domaine Leflaive) for the next four years, and at the same time produced wines from 5 acres of vineyards, bottled under his own label.
Today he farms a total of 11 hectares of vineyard with his two children, Benjamin and Lydie.
Wine Spectator said “Jean-Marc Boillot is a star in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. Few Burgundians are as talented in producing both whites and reds as Boillot. Few also have such a clear vision of what great Burgundy should taste like. With no fewer than 21 appellations at his disposal, he manages to produce seductively rich, dense and concentrated whites and reds in all years.”
The great wines of Burgundy are uniquely complex, compelling and at times memorizing. Above all they are evocative, transformative but like all creatures, temperamental and anything but dependable. Two grapes dominate this agricultural masterpiece, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both grapes achieve their greatest elegance when planted in cooler climates, to which Burgundy is the coolest and most Northern climate of all the major regions famous for red wines. When winemakers talk about Burgundy, they generally speak of terroir, the compilation of the vineyard's soil, slope, orientation, nuance of climate, etc. This concept of terroir is what makes wines produced from grapes even in the same village or vineyard strikingly different. Burgundy is a place of legend, awe and adventure, a place that wine lovers call home.