- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2022
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2012
Lovely sweet black fruit layers build up in this rich wine. It highlights why Gevrey Chambertin can be the most rewarding of villages in the Côte de Nuits, offering power, structure, and flavour. Across the vintages, this wine always punches above its village classification weight.
Burghound, January 2013,
(exclusively from old vines of an indeterminate age). Once again the nose is very cool andreserved with a hint of crushed leaf character to the earthy and rather somber wild dark berry aromas. There is good energy and detail to the pliable middle weight flavors that culminate in a clean, dry and slightly tangy finish. (86-88)/2016+
Domaine Louis Boillot
Louis is the seventh generation of vignerons in Burgundy from a family who is mostly known for their Côte de Beaune wines such as Pommard and Volnay however, several Côte de Nuits appellations including Gevrey Chambertin were added to the repertoire in 1978. Many of these are parcels of extremely old vines, and the wines have a natural concentration and silky persistence. Today Louis vinifies and ages his wines in Chambolle Musigny in the same cellar as his other half, Ghislaine Barthod. In fact, it has been said that his influences have helped create the celestial beauties that have risen from her vineyards. Both are ably assisted by their son, Clément. He has been instrumental in Louis Boillot’s recent purchase of vineyards in Beaujolais, Moulin à Vent, where these skilled Burgundians bring their expertise to the Gamay grape.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.