Paul Pillot Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015
The fruit comes from a very well situated, 0.6 hectare parcel on a northeast-facing hillside just south of Chassagne-Montrachet. The vines here are now 20 years old. The grapes are handpicked, pressed, left to settle and then naturally fermented on lees for 12 months in small stainless steel vats and some mostly older barrels (there is a tiny percentage of new wood). The vineyard’s cooler aspect means there is always plenty of freshness in this cuvee but in ’15 you have a wonderful interplay of a layered, fleshy texture (notes of grapefruit, white peach and brown spices) shot through with crystalline, chalky freshness and a finish that is as sappy as it is mouthwatering. This is simply outstanding for its level.
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