Printemps 2016


        What can we say about the 2015's, they're superb. The weather was almost perfect. Long periods of hot, dry conditions, punctuated with rain at the right moment. The vines were in excellent health, no mildew or rot. Resulting in perfectly ripe grapes, while still retaining a good acid balance. We picked at the beginning of September after the heat of August and before the rain of mid September. A harvest under the sunshine and in good spirits. By the end of November all the alcoholic fermentations had finished and the malo-lactic by the end of January. The reds are rich, exploding with red fruit, mouth filling with a deep intense color. The whites have good balance and freshness and a roundness in the mouth which is characteristic of the 2015's. Citrus and grapefruit aromas are very present for the moment.


        All the white and red wines are bottled and available to buy. The 3 Pommard 1er Crus, Clos de Verger/Charmots/Rugiens spent more time in barrel and were bottled in March 2016. Please do not hesitate contacting us for a price list by email: or by telephone +33 3 80 21 99 83

        Building Extensions

        Our new storage building is finally operational. Enabling us to optimally store and conserve our wine in a temperature and humidity controlled environment. The material used in the construction is natural. The thick brick walls offer superb insulation finished with a limestone render enabling the walls to breathe. The wooden framework is untreated, therefore, no unwanted emissions. The roof is covered with clay tiles from Burgundy. The humidity is controlled by 4 open 'Canadian wells' located inside the stockage room. This has vastly improved our working conditions with all the bottle manipulations on one level. A large sky-light in the labeling room offers ample natural light.

        Winter work

        The grape leaves took on magnificent colors after harvest, with the Cote D'Or really living up to it's name. During the vines winter dormant period, we pruned. We need to cut and pull out all the wood that has grown since spring, leaving only 2 branches per plant for the next season. This task is long, we started in November 2015 and finished in March 2016. By the end we have pruned 150,000 individual vines. The winter team is made up of 4 workers, my wife and I. The only mechanical work done by a tractor are holes for replanting within existing parcels and winter ploughing. We do not use herbicide, therefore, ploughing to         control weeds is our only solution, especially during the months of May, June and July.
        At the end of March and early April we replaced the dead vines throughout the Domaine and replanted an entire parcel of 3000 Chardonnay vines in Chassagne-Montrachet.

Laurent Pillot  15 avril 2016