Louis Boillot’s emerging position in Burgundy is not accidental. Although the domaine was incorporated only in 2002, Louis’ family (that ubiquitous Boillot name) has been amassing land in the region for four generations.
Louis and his partner, Ghislaine Barthod, built a cave together in Chambolle-Musigny in the mid-2000s. Louis takes care of both his and the Barthod vines with organic practices. He farms almost 7 hectares of vines, with the enviable job of maintaining mostly old vines—the village wines average 50 years old, and the Pruliers and Cherbaudes are both nearly centenarian. Louis and his son, Clément, are now working on a project in Beaujolais as well, with grapes from Moulin à Vent and Fleurie.
Louis’ winemaking uses destemmed fruit; extended, gentle extraction; and a limited use of new barrels. These are wines of exceeding transparency, refinement, and subtlety—a style that favors timelessness.
This is an estate very much on the rise.