Domaine Lucien Boillot & Fils Les Caillerets Volnay Premier Cru, France 2018
VINTAGE : 2017
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy, Volnay
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Pierre Boillot is a rare master of both the Côtes de Beaune and the Côtes de Nuits–not only does he have the vineyards but also the savoir-faire and skill. Pierre inherited this domaine from his father Lucien, whose name it still carries. Pierre’s talent became much more evident as he took full control over this domaine, and in addition to retaining the original cellars in Gevrey-Chambertin, Pierre has instituted a rigorous revitalizing of the soils and vines in all of his vineyards. Every wine is a classic representation of its appellation–from Volnay and Pommard to Gevrey and Nuits-Saint-Georges, as Pierre’s work in the cellars is geared towards transparent, terroir-driven wines of purity and finesse.
Pierre Boillot holds firmly to traditional practices and refrains from many modern winemaking techniques to produce a wine of substantial soul. Like an analog waveform etched into vinyl, this wine is the truest expression of its terroir. With vibrant fruit and a silky finish, it’s sure to age gracefully while gaining vintage soul in the years to come.
"In last month’s newsletter, I wrote about Boillot’s village-level Volnay, a luscious and vibrant bottling you should avoid if you don’t want to be seduced by Volnay. From one of the best premier cru sites in the AOC, this Caillerets is a step up in complexity and refinement. It features a stony, savory undercurrent, above which float gorgeous notes of strawberries and plums. I expect this bottling will age gracefully for fifteen years or more."