Domaine Paul Pillot

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.

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.

  1. Bourgogne Aligote, P Pillot
    Bourgogne Aligoté, Paul Pillot 2016
    Aligoté 12.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A classic example of this grape variety, linear and mineral driven. Light, crisp and refreshing...
    £18.20 per bottle
  2. Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Charmois, Paul Pillot 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Charmois, Paul Pillot 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    An inviting nose of rich and ripe Chardonnay fruit. On the palate, white orchard fruit bound in...
    £TBA
  3. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Caillerets, Paul Pillot 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Caillerets, Paul Pillot 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Vines of 45 years of age contribute to the roundness and concentration in this big Chassagne,...
    £TBA
  4. Bourgogne Aligoté, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Bourgogne Aligoté, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    An attractive touch of angelica and melon on the nose followed by a soft creamy texture on the...
    £57.00 per case
  5. Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Charmois, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Charmois, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Be quick, we sell out of this every year! A little restrained on the nose initially but revealing...
    £165.00 per case
  6. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Clos Saint Jean Blanc, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Clos Saint Jean Blanc, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    An ethereal nose of honeysuckle, pear and apple fruit, the wine shows a saline character as well as...
    £270.00 per case
  7. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru La Grande Montagne, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru La Grande Montagne, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Elegant sweet pears dominate the other orchard fruit here with fantastic elegance but the wine has...
    £390.00 per case
  8. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Caillerets, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Caillerets, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A little more restrained, this has a very pure concentration of white fruit character both on the...
    £390.00 per case
  9. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Grandes Ruchottes, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Les Grandes Ruchottes, Paul Pillot 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    A very concentrated nose of white and yellow fruits with a hint of toasted almonds reminiscent of a...
    £390.00 per case