Like their cousins at Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot, this branch of the family also moved production out of the village itself down to the light industrial zone of Le Haut de Champ, in 1994 since the vineyard holdings had been increased by Colin inheritance’s (Fernand’s wife’s family) and Pothier-Rieusset vineyards (Laurent’s wife’s family). Laurent says that he is a distant cousin of the Lamy-Pillots but through the Lamy side, not Pillot!

These various family inheritances explain why the domaine has holdings from Santenay to Pommard, not just in the immediate environs of Chassagne-Montrachet. Laurent Pillot is proud that they still feed and lodge their harvesters.

The vineyards have been organic for ten years and are now being certified. Production is 50:50 red and white. The whites are vinified and matured using 20% new wood for village wines, 25% for premier cru, and all are bottled with DIAM closures, since 2010, as are the less expensive reds. Though it may depend on the vintage, the pinot grapes are usually destemmed, given a cool pre- maceration with a longer period after fermentation, to soften tannins as long as the grapes are healthy. There is a daily pump over, and punching down if needed according to tasting, but nowadays much less than before.

White Wines

Chassagne 1er Cru Grd Ruchottes 0.37
Chassagne 1er Cru Vide Bourse 0.45
Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot 0.62
Chassagne 1er Cru Champs Gain 0.34
Chassagne 1er Cru Vergers 0.91
Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets 0.34
St-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers DC 0.41
Puligny Noyer Bret 0.50
Chassagne-Montrachet 1.85

Red Wines

Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens 0.65
Pommard 1er Cru Charmots 0.30
Pommard 1er Cru Vergers 0.63
Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes 0.46
Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot 0.22
Pommard Tavannes 0.80
Santenay Prarons 0.31
Chassagne-Montrachet 1.20
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