Lucien Boillot et Fils is a 20-acre domain based in Volnay. It is run by Pierre Boillot, who is the son of Lucien Boillot. Pierre inherited old vines from his father and father and son are both part of the large and extended Boillot family of wine producers and merchants. The estate includes many Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Pommard, Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet.
Les Pruliers is a 17.7-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Nuits-Saints-Georges, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It is in the central part of of the appellation. Because there are no Grand Cru vineyards in Nuits-Saints-Georges, the appellation’s considerable reputation rests on its excellent Premier Crus. At an elevation of 250-270 meters, the vineyard has an ideal elevation, and the soil contains large amounts of stone, gravel and limestone.
This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.