Exclusively at Benchmark
Today we picked our absolute favorite from 50 parcels across 22 appellations and it’s a treat to share with you one of Burgundy’s great treats: F&L Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Clos St. Jean 2018
F&L PIllot’s origin story starts in the vineyards of Chassagne…as coopers. Like their cousins at Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot, this father and son team moved out of barrel-making to the vineyard. Then out of the village itself and into the surrounding environs of Chassagne-Montrachet. In the mid-1990s, with a new winery finished and the legacy well in hand, Fernand Pillot looked at his 28-year-old son and said “From now on you will make the wine. I will stay in the vineyards.” Thus, Laurent Pillot became the latest generation of Burgundy winemakers at the helm of balancing stewardship of the land, modernization of the cellar, and honoring of the tradition.
We’re thrilled to share our exclusive access to this stunning Premier Cru bottling. Be sure to secure yours now, there’s precious little to go around!
F&L Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Clos St. Jean 2018 @ $100
Exclusively at Benchmark Wine Group
Wine Searcher 90-92: “A ripe, fresh and softly spicy nose offers up notes of pepper and earth on the red cherry and kirsch-like aromas. The sleek, even polished medium-bodied flavors possess good drive and while the plush finish fans out though once again there is a trace of dryness that prevents this from enjoying a higher range.”
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