Producer: Domaine Paul Pillot
This estate is headed by Paul Pillot whose grandfather Jean-Baptiste Pillot was born in Chassagne-Montrachet in 1858. Jean-Baptiste was a cooper and tended a few vines. From these small beginnings there are now three Pillot domaines in Chassagne, not to be confused, which are all run by his descendants, among whom is also Madame Germain of Domaine Henri Germain in Meursault, a long-time supplier to Tanners.
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Thierry Pillot, a friendly, open young man, and his sister Christelle are increasingly taking the reins, and between them have experience of winemaking in Australia, South Africa and Oregon. The 13 ha estate mostly comprises vines in Chassagne-Montrachet, but also has small holdings in Saint-Aubin and Santenay. As ever, winemaking here is sensitive; they use no added yeast and no new barrels for the lighter vintages. One year they simply returned them to the supplier! Those sorts of decisions take courage but are fundamental to making great wines.