Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot
Jean-Marc and his children Lydie and Benjamin consistently make some of the most appealing and forward drinking wines from their significant holdings across Burgundy. Their range of Puligny Montrachet premiers crus shows impressive individual distinction. Jean-Marc’s family has a long and distinguished history in Burgundy. His grandfather was Etienne Sauzet, from whom he inherited vineyards in the early 1990s. He spent his early career working for the family domaine, Henri Boillot, before making the wine at Domaine Olivier Leflaive. In the 1980s he began making wine from his own vineyards which were significantly expanded with his Sauzet inheritance of an outstanding array of Puligny premier cru sites. The family have exported their uncomplicated but precise winemaking philosophy further south to the Côte Chalonnaise, and more recently, Mâcon.
Situated to the south of the Côte Chalonnaise in Burgundy, Montagny is an all white wine appellation. The wines have a good balance of body and acidity and the best can be described as "mini-Meursaults". Historically all wines could be classified as Premier Cru if they contained alcohol of 11.5% or higher. Today the vineyards of Montagny are classified similar to other appellations based on their terroir and positioning, with almost two-thirds being eligible for Premier Cru status.