Domaine Paul Pillot
Attending Winemaker: Thierry Pillot
Born in a family of winegrowers, Thierry Pillot is the 4th generation to foster the family passion. Jean Baptiste Pillot, born in 1858 in Chassagne-Montrachet, cultivated a few vineyards, and after the war in 1914-1918 his two sons (Henri and Alphonse) took over the domaine and acquired more vines.
Thierry Pillot, the current vigneron, is the son of Paul Pillot, who was in turn the son of Henri. Paul learned important winemaking skills from his father at a young age, and went on to enlarge the domaine by buying prestigious parcels of Premier Cru vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, the domaine consists of 13 hectares that stretch across Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, and Santenay. Thierry joined the family team in 1999 and began running the domaine himself following his father’s retirement, deciding to reduce the amount of new oak used and to use some 350 L barrels. These are exceptionally terroir-transparent wines that display tremendous minerality and precision.
A selection of signature appellations:
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Pitangerets
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Charmois
Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Mazures”
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Grande Montagne
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée