Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot
Côte de Beaune
Jean-Marc started his career as a winemaker in 1985, and his first vintage was made in the new premises in the industrial zone close to Chagny in 1991. The Domaine holdings, 90% of which are in the commune of Chassagne-Montrachet was increased since then from 5 hectares to 11 hectares today, half of which whites and half reds.
The vineyards are naturally managed. The whites are hand harvested, gently crushed but not destemmed then pressed. A light setting happens at cold temperature before the wines are moved into barrel for a slow, long fermentation at 15 degrees centigrade. The barrels are used for three years, with one third new oak. The wines stay on their lees in the barrels for 12 months and then racked into tanks, where they stay for additional 6 months before bottling.