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Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes 2019

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Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes 2019
Producer Domaine Paul Pillot
Region, Country Chassagne Montrachet, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 19724-750

This tiny, 2.13-hectare 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 on his label). The site sits at around 260 metres above sea level and has a southeast aspect and marly, limestone-rich soils. Pillot farms a 0.26-hectare parcel at the very top of the hill, where the topsoil is so thin that much of the land cannot even be planted. With so few growers it is not surprising that this vineyard is not so well-known, but the wine is always outstanding. Smoky or matchstick reductive notes are very typical, as is great finesse and purity, bright citrus and white florals along with a firm raciness, all reflecting the high altitude and rocky soils. 

Domaine Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes 2019

Reviews

“Aromas of orange oil, Anjou pear and fresh bread mingle with hints of nutmeg and oyster shell, introducing the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes, a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping wine that's tangy and tensile, with terrific mid-palate amplitude and a long, saline finish. This is another brilliant young wine from Thierry Pillot.”
93-95+ points, William Kelly, The Wine Advocate
“Delicious pale primrose with an exceptionally classy nose, combination of all the others. Richer sweeter white fruit behind, really very fine indeed, and extremely long. Interesting to see how the wealth of the fruit and Thierry Pillot’s slightly reductive style play out together.”
94-97 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Reviews

“Aromas of orange oil, Anjou pear and fresh bread mingle with hints of nutmeg and oyster shell, introducing the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes, a medium to full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping wine that's tangy and tensile, with terrific mid-palate amplitude and a long, saline finish. This is another brilliant young wine from Thierry Pillot.”
93-95+ points, William Kelly, The Wine Advocate
“Delicious pale primrose with an exceptionally classy nose, combination of all the others. Richer sweeter white fruit behind, really very fine indeed, and extremely long. Interesting to see how the wealth of the fruit and Thierry Pillot’s slightly reductive style play out together.”
94-97 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

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