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Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
Pommard, Beaune, Bourgogne, France
“Pure, fresh and very attractive wines.” Jasper Morris, MW.
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot in Pommard is one of the very few domaines in Burgundy that produces wines of the highest quality made from both pinot noir and chardonnay. The Domaine's vineyard holdings total of 9.7 hectares are spread through 22 crus located between Beaune and Chassagne-Montrachet at the southern tip of the Cote de Beaune. The majority are of premier cru quality.
Jean Marc Boillot worked with his grandfather Henri Boillot between the late sixties and 1984 when he became the winemakerforOlivierLeflaiveforaperiodoffiveyearsbeforeestablishinghisowndomainefollowingtheinheritance ofvineyardsfromhisgrandfatherandlatermaternalgrandmother,adaughterofEtienneSauzet.ManyofJean-Marc's extended family are involved in winemaking, including his daughter Lydia and son Benjamin
These superb wines themselves are renowned for their lifted aromas and purity. The reds are all vinified in the same manner, left on lees for their entire ageing and given 50% oak. The whites are opulent and round but very focused and only gently oaked. Jean-Marc doesn't like his wines to be too dry but prefers them rich and generous.
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