Domaine Paul Pillot 'Les Charmois' St Aubin 2017
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This is a white wine imageDomaine Paul Pillot 'Les Charmois' St Aubin 2017

 
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Vinous Media 93
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin Les Charmois 1er Cru has a very impressive bouquet of ample citrus fruit, Granny Smith apples and mineral aromas - more Puligny Premier Cru in style than Saint-Aubin. The well-balanced palate features an orange-zest- and grapefruit-infused entry, very well-judged acidity and impressive depth and length toward the finish. This is one of the best Les Charmois I have encountered this vintage. Bon vin! -- Neal Martin"

Wine Advocate 91
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin ... read more
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Item ID: #34507
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 93
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin Les Charmois 1er Cru has a very impressive bouquet of ample citrus fruit, Granny Smith apples and mineral aromas - more Puligny Premier Cru in style than Saint-Aubin. The well-balanced palate features an orange-zest- and grapefruit-infused entry, very well-judged acidity and impressive depth and length toward the finish. This is one of the best Les Charmois I have encountered this vintage. Bon vin! -- Neal Martin"

Wine Advocate 91
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Charmois bursts with pretty aromas of green orchard fruit, fresh peaches and a light touch of smoky reduction. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with an open-knit, fresh but sun-kissed profile."

The Estate
The 12-hectare Domaine Paul Pillot, today one of the finest addresses in the Côte de Beaune, has been directed since 2004 by the young and dynamic Thierry Pillot. The vines in their enviable palette of holdings are farmed organically, though not yet certified as such, and the wines they produce are matured for some 18 months on the lees, the final six being spent in stainless steel. Percentages of new wood are modest, with plenty of larger format 350-liter barrels, and the lees are never stirred. Characterful, elegantly textural and mouthwateringly incisive, these are superb white Burgundies, and to my mind, Pillot is one of a handful of exciting producers who win Chassagne-Montrachet the title of Burgundy's most interesting white wine producing village today. That he stills flies somewhat under the radar—at least relative to the quality to be found here—is perplexing. What's more, that's bound to change, and sooner rather than later, so readers shouldn't hesitate to buy whatever bottles they can find.

Domaine Paul Pillot was founded in 1900 by Jean-Baptiste Pillot, a barrel maker by trade, who decided to focus full-time on his vines. His sons, Alphonse and Henri, succeeded him after the conclusion of World War I, increasing the Domaine’s holdings significantly and beginning to bottle their own wines. Henri’s son Paul then took over the Domaine in 1968, and acquiring the prestigious Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru vineyards of Clos Saint Jean, Les Grandes Ruchottes, Les Caillerets, and La Grande Montagne, and the Saint-Aubin 1er Cru of Les Charmois.

Today, the domaine owns 13 hectares of vines (4.5 in red) and is run by Paul’s dynamic son Thierry who began working in 1999, before taking over full time in 2004. Thierry is the 4th generation to take on the reins of this storied property. Under Thierry the focus has been put squarely in the vineyards, with a discreet use of new wood and a non-interventionist approach in the cellar. The result is wines of finesse and palate staining purity that perfectly reflect the finest terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

Domaine Paul Pillot

Domaine Paul PillotDomaine Paul Pillot was founded in 1900 by Jean-Baptiste Pillot, a barrel maker by trade, who decided to focus full-time on his vines. His sons, Alphonse and Henri, succeeded him after the conclusion of World War I, increasing the Domaine's holdings significantly and beginning to bottle their own wines. Henri's son Paul then took over the Domaine in 1968, and acquiring the prestigious Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru vineyards of Clos Saint Jean, Les Grandes Ruchottes, Les Caillerets, and La Grande Montagne, and the Saint-Aubin 1er Cru of Les Charmois.

Today, the domaine owns 13 hectares of vines (4.5 in red) and is run by Paul's dynamic son Thierry who began working in 1999, before taking over full time in 2004. Thierry is the 4th generation to take on the reins of this storied property. Under Thierry the focus has been put squarely in the vineyards, with a discreet use of new wood and a non-interventionist approach in the cellar. The result is wines of finesse and palate staining purity that perfectly reflect the finest terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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