VOLNAY

2013 Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Volnay
ABV 13.5%

From a vineyard which was extensively hailed. Racked but not ready for bottling. Bright, with a good brambly sweet-flavoured depth to the fruit. Supple and still well-defined. Drinking range: 2015 - 2018 L&S (Dec 2014)

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(one-third of this is from the 1er vineyards of Les Brouillards and Roncerets). A more elegant if not necessarily more complex nose features airy and restrained aromas of both red and dark berry fruit along with hints of spice, floral and earth. There is good minerality to the detailed, intense and moderately austere flavors that deliver reasonably good length though there is a trace of backend dryness that isn’t fatal though it does detract mildly from the balance. 2017+ Rating: 87 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Apr 2015)

Pale crimson. Is there a hint of oak on the nose? This is a relatively stodgy Volnay – is it grown close to Pommard? But there is at least some ripe fruit in the middle. And the price is modest. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 16+ Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2015)

Rating: 90 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2015)

Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

The origins of the Pillot family in Chassagne can be traced back to the eighteenth century, when they seem to have been coopers more than vignerons. In the nineteenth century they abandoned barrel-making in favour of enlarging the property in Chassagne. Fernand and Laurent, who is the fourth generation, added to it again in 1992, and then in 2001 Laurent's wife Marie-Anne inherited half of her family's property, the Pommard domaine of Pothier-Rieusset, and Laurent and his father bought the other half. The domaine now stands at 14.5 hectares of vines across almost the whole length of the Côte de Beaune from Santenay to Beaune.

The Domaine is worked according to organic principles and are ploughed – no chemical weedkillers are used. They have also been members of the Dephy-ECO-phyto group, which works to reduce the number of treatments using copper sulphate, since 2012.

Laurent has always managed 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 of three, Anaïs, Adrien and Eugène. They are all mad about the alps and disappear up the mountains at regular intervals.

Laurent's eldest son Adrien has been travelling the world making wine all over the place for the last few years having completed his training in Beaune. Bringing back lessons learnt in Australia, South Africa and California (and from a stint at Lea & Sandeman) - he now helps Laurent with all aspects of the wine-making and viticulture at the domaine. The wines have long been L&S favourites in both red and white - they represent excellent value, and they age very well too, despite being attractive young. The whites are precise and pure, and not lacking for body and generosity, while the reds are velvety and juicy, beautifully balanced even if drunk young on their expressive Pinot fruit. The domaine was rightfully heralded in Decanter Magazine last year as 'an address that deserves to be better-known'. Great value and real pleasure across their range.

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