2021 Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos Saint Jean", Burgundy, France

Aromas waft from the glass with a medley of black cherries, blueberries, dried flowers and sweet earth tones. Medium to full-bodied, rich but lively, its concentrated core of fruit is framed by powdery tannins.


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Considered one of the top sites in Chassagne for Pinot Noir. The vines here are an average age of 55+ year old vines. Vinification involves 50% whole cluster using only indigenous yeast. The wine is fermented and aged in 350L barrels (15% new). Unfined and unfiltered.


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.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Sustainable