Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Les Vergers 2009

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

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Item No. 129331
  • BH92
  • ST92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Sourced from a half-hectare parcel planted in 1949, the Vergers is in the northern tier of Chassagne on a substantial slope which lends this wine a considerable degree of finesse. It is rather open in its youth, more floral than its companion wines and one of the most consistently satisfying wines of the domaine. We import 1200 bottles per annum for the US market.

Critical Acclaim

"Musky aromas of lime, nectarine, quinine, ginger and minerals. Fine-grained and penetrating, with excellent, harmonious acidity giving cut to this youthfully imploded wine. Finishes very long and aromatic, with terrific clarity and grip. A wonderfully juicy and firm-edged 2009 that really transcends the vintage."
92 Points

"This too is sufficiently reduced to render it impossible to fairly evaluate. On the palate though the sense of energy is palpable with plenty of acid-buffering dry extract on the opulent, mouth coating and seductively textured finish. It's interesting because despite the plush mouth feel the backend is linear.

Barrel SampleRange 90-92 Points"
92 Points

Learn About Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot

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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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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