Jean-Marc Boillot is a grandson of Etienne Sauzet, and was previously winemaker for Olivier Leflaive. With that mixture of winemaking pedigree and experience it comes as no surprise that he makes sensational wines. Now assisted by daughter Lydie and son Benjamin, Jean-Marc Boillot set up his own domaine in 1985.
Jean-Marc Boillot now has 10.5 hectares of vines in the Côte de Beaune which include vineyards previously owned by Domaine Sauzet in Puligny. He is a stocky, fit, energetic man who does not waste time with words, instead allowing his wines to speak for themselves.His reds are rich, rounded and exhibit great purity of fruit, his white wines are characterised by their huge concentration, class and wonderful expression of their terroir.
The fruit for the Bourgogne Blanc is sourced 75% from Puligny Montrachet and 25% from Volnay. As with all their white wines, the grapes are whole bunch pressed and fermented in 350-litre oak barrels, 25% of which are new. The resulting wine has outstanding balance and wears its oak lightly, displaying a lovely grainy texture with excellent length