We owe thanks to our friend and Puligny-Montrachet supplier François Carillon for introducing us to his cousin, Jean-Marc Pillot, in January 2020.
Jean-Marc has worked at the estate since 1985 and has managed it since 1991. He has implemented several changes, such as the construction of new facilities and has expanded the number of vineyards. He has also reduced the use of new oak to mostly utilise “3-year-old” barrels for a lower average of new oak (around 10%). His son, Antonin (pictured above with his father Jean-Marc and grandfather Jean) has now joined the team. We tasted the 2022s with Antonin in October.
We immediately loved the lean, fresh and complex style of Jean-Marc’s wines. From the nearly 15 hectares of vineyards, the production of white wine is still dominant, although almost half the holdings are planted to Pinot Noir. The vines in most parcels are between 25 and 50 years old but can reach 90 years of age in some of the premiers crus of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Four years after first meeting Jean-Marc in Hong Kong, we are delighted to put our third offer in front of you. Add these to your collection now, they are real gems.
Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot has its roots deeply planted in Chassagne, making some outstanding Chassagne-Montrachets, both red and white, at both village and premier cru levels.