Domaine Georges Joillot Bourgogne Rouge Cote d'Or 2020 75cl


Tasting Note


This traditional 14 hectare family domaine, founded in 1929 and situated adjacent to Chateau de Pommard, had a new lease of life breathed into it in 2019, when the young generation took over its running. Today at the helm are Jeanne Joillot (great grand-daughter of the founder, Robert Joillot), her step-brother, Simon Goutard and Jeanne’s husband, Gregoire Guidot. The property was re-named in 2019 in honour of Jeanne’s grandfather, Georges.

There are no secrets here. Fastidious attention in the vines, with grass cover and labourage, harvesting at a balanced level of ripeness in small, perforated crates and strict sorting of the grapes – which are then 100% destemmed. Vinification is traditional, in open-topped fermenters, for 10-20 days and there is particular emphasis on measured extraction – particularly in Pommard – to ensure that the finished wines are seamless, graceful and accessible. They use 20% to 30% new oak barrels for between 10 and 14 months. Their wines are bottled without filtration.

Country: France | Region: Cote d'Or, Burgundy | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Pinot Noir | Family Producer