Domaine Lucien Boillot & Fils Les Perrieres Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru, France 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy, Puligny-Montrachet
VARIETALS : Chardonnay
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.
When a little parcel of Perrières was for sale in 2006, Pierre Boillot hedged his offer by proposing a parcel of his Volnay vines to the seller. Despite a series of unlikely events involving a committee of proud Puligny residents who clamored to protect the parcel from an “outsider,” Pierre’s offer turned out to be too good to pass up, and he acquired the vines. This white is a rare pearl: floral on the nose, with volume and roundness on the palate, and a long, long finish.