Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Caillerets' 2011

Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Caillerets' 2011

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Since 1991, fourth-generation Jean-Marc Pillot has managed this starry domaine on his branch of the extended Chassagne-Montrachet winemaking family.

Jean-Marc farms 11ha of vines mostly around Chassagne, including some of the appellation’s 1er Cru jewels, as well as some exceptionally old vines in the ‘Clos Saint-Marc’ lieu-dit within ‘Vergers’. While his reputation lies with his refined and well-proportioned white Burgundies, Jean-Marc is one of the few vignerons in the village to still produce 50% red wine.

From a 0.18ha site high on the slope, 1er Cru ‘Les Caillerets’ is usually the richest and most long-lived cuvée in the domaine’s stable. Finely chiselled and tensile in youth, the 2011 has fleshed out nicely with bottle age, its crystalline peach and pear fruit now beautifully integrated with stony richness (true to the site’s name) and some subtle toasty oak. 

This is an absolute steal for top white Burg with bottle age.