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Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grands Ruchottes 2018

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This tiny, 2.13-hectare vineyard (of which the Pillots have only a 0.26-hectare parcel) is rarely seen but is nonetheless one of Chassagne’s prime sites. It’s situated between La Romanée and En Cailleret, and on roughly the same line as Le Montrachet. Ramonet works over half of this vineyard (although he chooses to drop the Grandes part of the name as is historically allowed). The site sits at around 260 metres above sea level and has a southeast aspect and marly, limestone-rich soils. With so few growers it is not surprising that this vineyard is not so well-known, but the wine is always brilliant. Smoky or matchstick reductive notes are very typical, as is great finesse and purity, bright citrus and white florals along with a firm raciness reflecting the high altitude and rocky soils. The 2018 is stunning.

'Still in barrel. Pale lemon colour. The nose is a bit more brutal and shows a little wood. None new though. Stricter behind than the Caillerets, less multi-layered on the surface but with real depth. A touch saline behind and some little red fruits such as alpine strawberrie. Lovely finish.' - 93-96 points. Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

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SKU:
103315
Vault:
Yes
Type:
Red
Group:
wine
Country:
France
Style:
Chardonnay
Region:
Burgundy
Vintage:
2018
Size:
750ml