- Domaine Paul Pillot
- 2021 - 2027
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Goedhuis, December 2020
Charmois Premier Cru lies on the border with Chassagne Montrachet and consequently is one of St Aubin’s most prized vineyards. Light lemon colour, with attractive yellow tropical fruit aromas. This has striking richness and a fresh characterful mineral finish.
Wine Advocate, Janaury 2021,
Exhibiting aromas of pear, warm bread, orange oil and iodine, the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Charmois is medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, with tangy acids that girdle its fleshy core of fruit. Long and saline, this should develop well in the cellar.
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Little green tints to the colour, reflected also in the liveliness of the nose. Fresh melon notes, but once again Thierry Pillot has delivered this wealth of fruit and a nice tingle of acidity. 4 stars
Domaine Paul Pillot
Third generation wine growers, Paul began managing the family domaine in 1968, taking over from his father, Henri. It was his father that decided to begin bottling their own wines after the First World War. Paul further developed the domaine by increasing the family's vineyard holdings with various Chassagne Montrachet Premier Crus - many located on the well-draining top slope positions.The domaine now boasts a respectable 13 hectares from which they produce 15 wines. Today, Paul's oldest son Thierry has taken over the majority of winemaking responsibilities and hasdone so over the past few vintages. According to Paul, Thierry has a sort of ‘sixth sense' way ofdoing things which has only enhanced the wines' innate qualities. All we know is that they aredelicious and truly display a magical attribute that can only come from a master.
Due west of Puligny and Chassagne lies the little, picturesque village of St. Aubin. With the neighbouring village of Gamay, it produces 2/3 white wine and 1/3 red wine over 230 hectares of vines of which over 3/4 are premier cru. It was one of the last appellations created in only 1970 but has since created an excellent reputation for good value well made Burgundy that can replicatePuligny. Some of the most expressive vineyards are En Remilly and Les Murgers des Dents de Chien.