In the heart of Burgundy, Pierre Boillot stands as a rare master, equally at home in the esteemed Côtes de Beaune and the revered Côtes de Nuits. It's not just about owning the vineyards; it's about possessing the time-honoured savoir-faire and skills that elevate winemaking to an art form. This esteemed domaine proudly carries the name of Pierre's father, Lucien Boillot, a testament to its rich history.
Pierre's journey in the world of Burgundian wines began with his father, Lucien, a figure deeply rooted in the terroir of this legendary region. For years, Pierre and his brother Louis worked side by side, tending to the vineyards with unwavering dedication. However, a pivotal moment arrived in 2003, leading to a division of the estate. Each brother received a share of the treasured vineyards upon Louis's marriage. With this division, Pierre Boillot's talent came to full fruition. He now had full control over the domaine, making his mark with a profound commitment to revitalising both soil and vines in all his vineyards.
Pierre's vineyards are dotted with underappreciated treasures, each with its own unique character. From Volnay Les Angles, once classified among the top premier crus in Volnay during the 19th century, to Pommard Croix Noires nestled below Rugiens, and Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cherbaudes neighbouring Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru. Then there's Gevrey-Chambertin Les Corbeaux, an esteemed neighbour to Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru.
Pierre's dedication extends to the cellars, where every wine emerges as a classic representation of its appellation. Volnay, Pommard, Gevrey, Nuits-Saint-Georges—each wine embodies the essence of its terroir with transparent purity and finesse. Yet, Pierre isn't averse to a touch of richness, a hint of plumpness, a dash of lusciousness in his red wines!