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Domaine Lucien Boillot

Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" - 2018 - Lucien Boillot

A nose with notes of jammy black fruits, plum brandy, and peony. Palate: juicy fruit, beautiful concentration, and tannins that are still firm but which impart magnificent structure to this very beautiful cuvée.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Integrated winegrowing
Appellation
Volnay 1er Cru
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2022 to 2030
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€84.00
VAT included

Vines of Pinot Noir planted on brown limestone soil with quite a bit of pebbles. Facing south and east, on a moderate slope: all the conditions are there to allow good reflection and drainage. As a local proverb puts it, “He who has no vines in Cailleret does not know the worth of Volnay”. The grapes are harvested when ripe, 100% de-stemmed, followed by pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days, then alcoholic fermentation for 18 days, with one or two punch downs per day. Matured in oak barrels for 18 months. Neither fined nor filtered.

Pierre Boillot

Pierre Boillot

Lucien Boillot... One of Burgundy’s greatest names, though many wine lovers in France have never heard of him, since 85% of his bottles are exported! Yet it’s certainly a name to remember… Lucien Boillot represents the sixth generation of a viticultural family, originally from Volnay. It was in 1950 that the vigneron decided to settle in the middle of Gevrey-Chambertin, where he begin...

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