Domaine Louis Boillot is quietly making very fine
wines and deserves to be better known. He is married to Ghislaine Barthod, and
they have a son called Clément. Louis started his professional life with his
brother Pierre in a cellar in Gevrey, but they separated in 2003 and Louis now
makes his wines in the same cellar as Ghislaine in Chambolle. His 6.8ha estate
includes vines in both Nuits and Beaune, including Fixin, Gevrey, Nuits and
Chambolle in the former, as well as Pommard, Volnay and Beaune in the latter.
These are wines of natural, unforced elegance which are made from low yields in
the vineyard and without excess extraction or new oak in the cellar, which
allows the character of the vineyard to express itself.
"A restrained but attractively complex nose exhibits notes of wild red
berries, earth and lovely floral hints that precede the mineral-infused,
sleek and delicious flavors that deliver fine length on the
mineral-inflected finish that displays less rusticity than usual. This is
really very good for a Fixin villages and is recommended, especially for
value." - Burghound