Pommard 1er Cru Charmots 2019, Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot
The wine has a garnet color, a nose of black fruits, blackcurrant, blueberry which develops into roasted notes. The mouth is ample on a round and delicate structure, without tannic hardness.
The Pillot family have been growing grapes in Chassagne-Montrachet since the 19th century. Laurent, who has been in charge of the domaine for over ten years, is the 5th generation. Today, the domaine comprises nearly 15 hectares and covers over 22 different appellations. Their modern, temperature controlled winery, on the outskirts of the village, was built in 1995, but still appears state-of-the-art and has recently been extended. He has now been joined by his young son, Adrien, who is full of great ideas – having worked in South Africa (Hamilton-Russell), New Zealand, Oregon and Australia – including longer elevages for some of the white wines.
The grapes are harvested by hand, transported to our cellar, de-stemmed and put into vats. After a few days of cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation is traditionally carried out with the practice of regular trapping, as well as careful control and regulation of vatting temperatures. Then comes the aging in French oak barrels, 40 percent of which are new barrels. The bottling is carried out at the property after 18 to 19 months of ageing.