Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot

From a family with extensive vineyard land, Jean-Marc served as a winemaker to Puligny négociant Olivier Leflaive Frères in the 1980’s before setting up on his own. His holdings split equally between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, occupy choice Côte de Beaune premier cru sites in Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny. These aromatic, strongly fruity wines are immensely popular with France’s 3-star restaurants, illustrating the best of the modern winemaking idiom. Finely-crafted, richly textured whites receive extensive lees beating and generous new oak; bright, deeply coloured, aromatic reds benefit from long, pre-fermentation maceration Since starting his own small négociant business Jean-Marc has been making a special cuveé from the Chalonnais – a magically proportioned premier cru Montagny with an inimitable Boillot signature. We also list a recent addition to their portfolio – a stylish and already award winning Mâcon Villages.

 

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Pommard, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    11ha

  • Winemaker

    Jean-Marc Boillot

  • Established

    1985

  • Cultivation

    Traditional farming

  • Website

    http://www.jeanmarc-boillot.com/

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 40 years old Clay & limestone -
Mâcon Les Busserettes Chardonnay 40 years old Clay & limestone -
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 20 years old Clay & limestone -
Meursault Chardonnay 69 years old Clay & limestone 0.22ha
Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay 60 years old Clay & limestone 0.38ha
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Referts Chardonnay 67 years old Lots of marl mixed into the clay limestone 0.61ha
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champ Canet Chardonnay 77 years old Mixture of limestone, clay and small stones 1.13ha
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Combettes Chardonnay 77 years old Deeper soils - clay & limestone 0.47ha
Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru Chardonnay 43 years old Deep topsoil, clay & limestone 0.18ha
Volnay Pinot Noir 36 years old Clay & limestone -
Pommard 1er cru Jarollières Pinot Noir 70 years old Clay & limestone 1.31ha
Pommard 1er cru Rugiens Pinot Noir 89 years old Iron-rich red soils 0.15ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • High-density plantings (minimum of 12,000 vines per ha)
  • Whole-bunch pressed
  • Pneumatic pressing
  • Élevage in barrique for 11 months
  • 25-30% new oak
  • Weekly gentle bâtonnage
  • No racking

Red wines

  • High-density plantings (minimum of 12,000 vines per ha)
  • 100% destemmed grapes
  • Maceration between 18-21 days
  • Pre-fermentation cold soak
  • Vertical pressing
  • Minimal extraction - 21/24 day extraction, only 3 pigeage in total
  • Élevage in barrique for 13 months
  • Volnay 30% new oak
  • Pommard 50% new oak