Henri Boillot 'Les Fremiets', 1er Cru, Volnay, France 2017

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Henri Boillot 'Les Fremiets', 1er Cru, Volnay, France 2017

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Wine Type
red wine
Grape
pinot noir
Viticulture
lutte raisonnee
Country
france
Region
burgundy

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Guillaume Boillot is the future of Domaine Henri Boillot.   The property has deep roots in Burgundy, going to back to 1885 & with Henri at the helm the future is bright.  Since 2008 Guillame has made significant changes at the domaine, including his “integrative method” for the red wines, in which  maceration takes place in barrels opposed to large vats. Twice a day the barrels are hand turned, which facilitates better contact between juice & skin. On the village level it adds unparalleled complexity, and at the premier cru & grand cru level it creates an incredible textural plushness & approachability for these age-able wines.

For the whites, Guillaume has implemented the use of a state of the art vertical press, which removes all oxygen from the tank during the pressing of the grapes, and retains incredible freshness. The combination of Guillaume’s focus on the timing of picking with these advanced presses leads to a white with texture, broad minerality, and freshness. 

Grape: Pinot Noir

Viticulture: Lutte Raisonnee

Wine Advocate: (91-93)

The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets displays appealing aromas of smoked meats, plums, wild berries, dark chocolate and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and velvety, with fine-boned structuring tannins cloaked in sapid and succulent fruit. 

-William Kelley

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