Despite having created his domain only a decade ago, Louis Boillot came armed with some of the oldest and best situated vineyards in Burgundy, thanks to four generations of Boillots having acquired prime sites in Volnay and Gevrey-Chambertin. In just one decade, Louis’ domaine has become one of the most admired small estates in the Cote d'Or.
The turning point came in the mid-2000s, when he and his wife (the talented Ghislaine Barthod) built a cave together in Chambolle-Musigny. This brought two of Burgundy’s most gifted winemakers together - working and tasting side by side - with the alchemy you’d expect. Louis is a master with more than 30 years of experience - using no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and meticulously pruning for balanced yields. His 7 hectares including Fixin, Gevrey, Nuits, as well as Pommard, Volnay and Beaune, produce natural wines.
100% Gamay Noir from Beaujolais.
...and while very much Gamay in its fruit profile, this wine is powerful and concentrated, almost Burgundian in style. Enjoyable now but will certainly benefit with another couple years in the cellar.
Perfect next to a little Beaufort, Roast Duck, or Pork.