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2016 Lucien Boillot & Fils Volnay Les Caillerets

ITEM 8230854 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
10 $70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8298217 1 $60 Jul 3, 2022
I8298213 2 $67 Jul 3, 2022
I8286423 8 $60 Jun 26, 2022
I8252751 3 $65 Jun 5, 2022
I8241503 6 $65 May 29, 2022
I8241498 1 $77 May 22, 2022
I8210473 1 $82 May 1, 2022
I8178924 2 $75 Apr 17, 2022
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PRODUCER

Lucien Boillot & Fils

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.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Les Caillerets

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

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.