DOMAINE ALBERT BOILLOT SPOTLIGHT
Raymond Boillot of Volany is part of the greater Boillot and a cousin of the illustrious Henri Boillot of Domain Jean Boillot. He is a winemaker of some 40 harvests, and has a pedigree as an oenologist and ‘maitre de chai’ for the Reine Pedauque for most of his career. Situated in the communes of Volnay and Pommard, the Domaine Albert Boillot produces appellations Bourgogne White and red, Volnay and a Pommard 1er Cru. These vineyards total just under 10 acres, and produce on average 20,000 bottles a year. Raymond Boillot makes wine in the traditional manner, but with the benefits of modern oenolgical work. The wines are raised in French oak, of which 30% are less that 4 years old. The wines are therefore not marked by much new wood. The wine is sold at the property, directly to the consumer. Elden Selections are the first to import them into the US.
Raymond Boillot was the head winemaker for one of the great Burgundy Houses for his entire career. He makes a tiny amount of wine from his family vineyards in Volnay and Pommard. And this is the only source in the US. This wonderful selection Includes 4 bottles of each RED Plus Ground Shipping Included:
Domaine Albert Boillot Pommard 1er Cru 'En Largilliere' 2016
Situated above the ‘Grands Epenots’, ‘En Largilliers’ is a relatively unknown premier cru. It sits between ‘Charmots’ and Pezerolles’, and just below ‘Noizons’, so it has pedigree! As its name implies, it has a high content of clay, meaning that produces deep, tight, earthy wines. Here it is showing juicy, dense blackcurrant fruit, good solid acidity and the linear tightness you would expect in its youth. Rose petals and violets, black pepper and spice. This one is worth your cellar space.
Domaine Albert Boillot Volnay 'Les Petits Poisots' 2017
A single-vineyard Volnay from the heart of the village, this ‘Petits Poisots’ shows great Pinot fruit in its youth. Classic Volnay floral notes tucked into the structure and depth 2013 acidity. This is a wine that is charming now, and which will open progressively over the next 5 years. Buy a case and drink a bottle every 6 months over 6 years and you will see a great Pinot unfold.
Domaine Albert Boillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018
Pale ruby in color, this is an elegant, delicate expression of Pinot Noir, full of red berry fruit and silky tannins. The limestone adds complexity in the form of fine, chalky tannins.