CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET

2016 1er Cru Morgeot Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Chassagne Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
Vineyard Morgeot

This is very attractive. Bright fruit notes, but full too. Good clean, obvious fun. Quite a presence. Long, and the more mineral core keeps on pushing. No chance to make Les Fairandes this year, all in with this. Lemon and ripe limes. A superb citrus cocktail of bright flavours and cut here. L&S (Oct 2017)

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A background application of wood sets off notes of citrus zest, resin and a whiff of matchstick character. There is excellent volume to the very rich and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the plump yet powerful finish. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2018)

Fuller and less saline than their Noyers Brets Puligny, but with just as much fruit and an attractive caramel note to the finish. Rich, complex, satisfying. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)

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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