Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Caillerets" 2009
Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
The Caillerets, sourced from vines planted in 1969, is perhaps the most complete wine amongst the 1er Crus. As it should be due to its distinguished position on the slope above Morgeot and Champs Gains, the Caillerets manages to bring both power and finesse to the palate. Notes of pears, peach and stone. Dry finish.
"As one would expect, this is more elegant as well as more complex with a layered and wonderfully fresh nose offering up notes of spiced pear, white peach and acacia blossom with stone hints that also suffuse the pure, detailed and round flavors that are perhaps more generous than usual as they coat the palate with sap on the tension-filled and explosive finish that is dry, serious and strikingly persistent.
Range: 91-93 points."
"Lemon, lime and white flowers on the nose. Quite closed in the mouth, but shows excellent cut to its pineapple, citrus and fresh herb flavors. Displays the seamless, creamy aspect of 2009 but this is still a baby today. Some youthful aggressiveness suggests it will need a good four or five years of bottle aging to come into harmony.
Range: 91+ Points"
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Jean-Marc Pillot is the fourth generation of his branch of the Pillot family to tend vineyards in Chassagne Montrachet. He joined his father, Jean, in 1985 to learn the craft of vigneron. After six years of working side-by-side, Jean-Marc assumed the direction of the domaine in 1991 with the assistance of his wife, Nadine, and his sister, Beatrice. Of course, his father, Jean,...
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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