Domaine Henri Boillot
Based in Volnay, the Henri Boillot estate has made - among other things - a specialty of Puligny-Montrachet, the soul of the great white wines of Côte d´Or. On 19 hectares, in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, this discreet but renowned estate, well known to fine connoisseurs, has been vinifying and maturing for several generations (1885 to be precise) a remarkable range of prestigious wines on the greatest terroirs. Its great wines from the Côte de Beaune in particular, racy, vigorous and masterfully harmonious, are among the greatest white wines of Burgundy and have established its reputation. Seven hectares of Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru (Les Perrières, Les Pucelles, Clos de La Mouchère), Meursault Premier Cru Les Genevrières and Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Vergelesses. As for red wines, the estate has plots classified as Beaune Premier Cru (Clos du Roi, Les Épenottes), Volnay Premier Cru (Les Chevrets, Les Fremiets, Les Caillerets, Clos de La Rougeotte) and Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Les Lavières. The vines in several plots are at least 60 years old. Today it is the son Henri who took over the reins of the family vineyard, to which he added in 1996 a trading activity, for whites exclusively, and in which each Premier Cru or Grand Cru is produced by a single supplier in order to to preserve the authenticity of the terroir. His great talent as a winemaker allows him to offer superb white wines, generally early, but which improve over four to five years. He was joined in 2008 by his son Guillaume, who is now in charge of the vinification of red wines.