- Domaine Louis Boillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
Louis has eight parcels scattered around the village, and this 2017 encapsulates the finest qualities of Gevrey: punchy tannic intensity, structural autumn fruit character, and just a touch of wild spice. Its long firm backbone gives the wine a gourmand length and fine tension.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, a blend of eight parcels, has a slightly lean bouquet at first, although it gains a little weight with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a pretty, tart entry. There is a fine bead of acidity here, and some abruptness right on the finish. That might well fill out during the remaining barrel maturation. 2021 - 2032
Burghound, January 2019,
Firm reduction dominates the nose today. By contrast there is both good freshness and better mid-palate density to the medium-bodied flavors that possess lovely detail that continues onto the relatively powerful, long and serious finish that is both youthfully austere and mildly rustic. Excellent quality for a Gevrey villages.
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.