With his impressive array of holdings throughout Chassagne-Montrachet, complemented by parcels in Puligny-Montrachet, Santenay, Montagny, and Rully, Jean-Marc Pillot is among our most important suppliers of Burgundy. Since our first vintage together over twenty years ago, we have watched Jean-Marc—a fourth-generation vigneron—find his way and master his craft, and today his generous, electrifying renderings of the great terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet sell out before they even reach us.
Those who decry the lack of access to fine Burgundy at palatable prices need look no further than Domaine Henri Prudhon in Saint-Aubin. While it is undeniably true that the prices of many wines from the most battled-after growers have reached the level of pure commodity, there are still areas of this hallowed region where one can find great Burgundy at affordable prices—villages like Saint-Aubin, with vineyards on a high slope, in a cool microclimate, mere paces away from grand cru turf.
A rock-solid source of pure, chiseled red Burgundy for us for over 25 years now, Domaine Jérôme Chezeaux is undergoing a particularly exciting phase right now. While the wines have always been honest and delicious, the last few vintages show a level of finesse and precision which—in a just world—would vault them into the top ranks of the Côte d’Or’s elite. Furthermore, Jérôme’s daughter Lyse, having completed a series of international internships, has now joined her father full-time, her brightness and enthusiasm adding a wonderful dimension to our visits to the family cellar.
The Domaine Hubert Lignier has long had a reputation for its fine wines known for their concentration, depth and structure. We have had the extraordinary good fortune of commencing our relationship as the US importer for this estate with the 1978 vintage.
Wines: Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Rouge, Chambolle Musigny “Les Bussieres”, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru “Les Baudes”, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Fixin Blanc, Gevrey Chambertin “Les Seuvrées”, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “Aux Combottes”, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru “La Perriere”, Morey Saint Denis, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Clos Baulet”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Les Blanchards”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Les Chaffots”, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Vieilles Vignes”, Nuits Saint Georges “Les Poisets”, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Didiers – Hospices de Nuits – Cuvée Fagon”, Pommard “Les Chanlins”, Saint Romain Blanc “Sous le Chateau”
We have worked with the Cornu family since the 1978 vintage, one of the very first estates to enter into our portfolio. Edmond Cornu, tall, lean and talented, was the man in charge at that time. His son, Pierre, joined the family enterprise shortly thereafter and Pierre now has taken on the title of proprietaire while Edmond remains “principal advisor”.
Wines: Aloxe Corton “Vieilles Vignes”, Aloxe Corton 1er Cru “Les Moutottes”, Aloxe Corton 1er Cru “Les Valozieres”, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Rouge “Les Barrigards”, Chorey Les Beaune “Les Bons Ores”, Chorey-les-Beaune Blanc, Corton Grand Cru “Les Bressandes”, Ladoix “Les Carrieres”, Ladoix “Vieilles Vignes”, Ladoix 1er Cru “La Corvée, Ladoix 1er Cru “Le Bois Roussot”, Ladoix Blanc, Savigny Les Beaune
We began working with Maurice Rollin in 1982 shortly after his son, Remi, had joined the family enterprise. It was Maurice’s father, Raymond, who first purchased vineyards in his local village of Pernand Vergelesses where, like his father before him, he was engaged as a vineyard worker.
Wines: Bourgogne Aligoté, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge, Pernand Vergelesses Blanc, Pernand Vergelesses Blanc 1er Cru “Sous Fretille”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Ile des Vergelesses”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Les Fichots”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Les Vergelesses”, Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge “Aux Grands Liards”
We have the special privilege of working with the Prudhon family virtually from the first moment when they decided to bottle their wines rather than sell their grapes and/or wine to negociants. Our first vintage together was 1983 and we have worked in comfortable partnership ever since, neither missing a beat nor a vintage.
Wines: Bourgogne Rouge “Les Charmeaux”, Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru “Les Chenevottes”, Chassagne Montrachet Rouge “Les Chambres”, Puligny Montrachet “Les Enseigneres”, Saint Aubin Blanc “Le Ban”, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru “La Chateniere”, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru “Les Castets”:, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru “Les Perrieres”, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru “Sur Gamay”, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru “Sur le Sentier du Clou”, Saint Aubin Blanc 1er Cru En Remilly, Saint Aubin Rouge “Les Argillers”, Saint Aubin Rouge 1er Cru “Les Frionnes”, Saint Aubin Rouge 1er Cru “Les Rouges Gorges”, Saint Aubin Rouge 1er Cru “Sur le Sentier du Clou”