2013 Prarons Dessus Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Santenay
Vineyard Prarons Dessus

Like the Bourgogne, Laurent's Santenay has fine tannins and a fruit carried by a bright acidity - there's just a touch more seriousness here, an aromatic and textural intensity.
(Nov 2014)

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Here the expressive nose is notably earthier with its mix of both red and dark currants that are laced with sauvage hints. There is fine intensity to the detailed, focused and admirably pure flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the mildly rustic but persistent finish. This should benefit from 5ish years or so of cellar time. 2019+
88 (Apr 2015)

Notably pale, blueish crimson. Some rather alluring ripe fruity notes on the nose. It’s light, but it’s pure and relatively flattering – and well priced. Clean and fresh. GV
16+ (Jan 2015)

91 (Jan 2015)


Laurent's wife Marie-Anne inherited half of her family's property, the Pommard domaine of Pothier-Rieusset, and he and his father have now bought the other half. The wines from this domaine represent excellent value, and they age very well too, despite being attractive young. Laurent's 1992 Grandes Ruchottes came top of a tasting of wines of that vintage in 2012, ahead of some supposedly much 'grander' domaines. Laurent manages to pack in a lot alongside his running of the vineyard. He has a sophisticated microlight which he flies to all corners of France, he keeps and hunts hawks, and conducts the Chassagne brass band as well as dabbling in Mayoral duties - on top of being a father.

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