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Domaine Coillot, Marsannay Les Boivins 2017
A melange of black olive and black cherry notes with a small amount of oak are expressed on the palate, with a long finish that reveals lush fruit flavors along with a nice minerality. Bottled unfined and unfiltered following the modest us e of oak. The emphasis here is on finesse and crunchy red fruit. A seductive and classic style.
With an average yield of 35 hl/ha. Harvest is done by hand, with table sorting done in the vineyard. 100% destemming. There is no addition of yeasts, enzymes, or any chaptalization during vinification. Fermentation takes place during a period of 20-30 days under strict temperature control. This is followed by 18 months of aging in oak barrels (some new wood used). Bottling without fining or filtration.
Domaine Coillot was established in the village of Marsannay in the 1960s by Bernard Coillot, father of current owner Christophe Coillot. The estate is 11 hectares spread out over 12 different appellations. The vines range from 20-65 years of age, with yields that never exceed 32-40 hectoliters per hectare. Due to the low yields, production is small, with about 50,000 bottles of wine produced annually. Christophe’s philosophy is to make terroir-driven wines as naturally as possible, with the least amount of intervention in the vineyard. The estate practices sustainable farming and does not use insecticides, pesticides, or herbicides. Harvest is done by hand, and there is no addition of yeasts, enzymes, or any chaptalization during vinification. Fermentation takes place during a period of 20-30 days under strict temperature control. This is followed by 18 months of aging in oak barrels (some new wood used).
“Beautifully elegant, lots of structure and the ability to age very well. Bottled unfined and unfiltered following modest use of oak, the emphasis here is on finesse and crunchy bright red fruit. A seductive, classic style.”-92pts, Decanter