Origin: Burgundy, France
Louis Boillot’s emerging position in the Burgundy firmament is not accidental. Despite having created his domaine only a decade ago, he 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. A Perfect Union: But in just one decade, Louis’ domaine has become one of the most admired small estates in the Côte d’Or. The turning point came in the mid-2000s, when he and his partner-the supremely 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. The vineyard management was also combined, with Louis responsible for not only his own vines, but those of Ghislaine as well. It’s no wonder Ghislaine lets Louis take care of her vines. He’s a master with more than 30 years of experience-using no chemical fertilizers or weed killers, and meticulously pruning for balanced yields. His winemaking is equally timeless, featuring extended, gentle extractions and a limited use of new barrels.
Lovely perfume of cassis and Morello Cherry on the nose. Rich and lush on the mid palate yet a tightly knit structure takes the wine through to a persistent length. A very good example of Gevrey Chambertin. Stuart Rae, Berry Bros
There is exuberant fruit on the nose of this Gevrey-Chambertin, and it is all red with nothing green. The wine has a lovely middle that is very nice indeed, full of griottine cherries and finishes with considerable length. Jasper Morris MW, Berry Bros Burgundy Director.
The most notable feature differentiating Louis’ wines from most others is the substantial vine age his plots all enjoy. The plot within the ‘Beaux Brun’ vineyard in Chambolle-Musigny have his youngest vines, which still average 40 years. His oldest vines, from the Gevrey-Chambertin premier cru ‘Cherbaudes’ are 100 years old.