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What's the style?

If we were to suggest to anybody who wanted to understand Burgundian Pinot Nior, we would send them to Volnay before the Côte de Nuits. The reason is the undisputed quality of the terroir, so much so that no other commune in burgundy has so extensively been written about in history. To that end, there are no Grand Cru sites, for the simple reason that no single vineyard excells in quality in the commune. They're all at an equal footing of stardom. Santenots is strictly in Meursault, if we're being pedantic about things. The wines are always wonderfully robust, slightly less polished than Caillerets,  for instance. That's why Pillot uses partial whole bunch during vinification, to emphasise this coarse, savoury quality. These wines are built to age. 


What's the story?

It's safe to say Paul Pillot's fourth generation Domaine in Chassagne-Montrachet is in good hands. Thierry Pillot is one to watch. The Bourgogne Blanc and Volnay 1er Cru Santenots is bottled under Thierry's name, rather than Paul's. That's not to say Paul Pillot in anyway lags in quality, his wines are exceptional, synonymising the Pillot name with quality. Thierry started work at the family domaine at the age of 24. Organic but uncertified, Thierry favours ensuring strong and healthy vines, so the rest takes care of itself. 


Cépage Pinot Noir

Size 75cl



Thierry Pillot Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2019 | Burgundy, France

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