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Henri Boillot - Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens" 2017

Henri Boillot - Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens" 2017

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This "Les Rugiens" Pinot Noir is elegant and powerful.

In one generation, Henri Boillot has dramatically increased the quality of his Domaine wines and created a boutique négoce of the highest reputation. The wines, honed by Henri’s prodigious talent, display such a high level of detail and complexity that it is fair to say that they are among the very best representatives of Burgundy’s finest. The Pommard 1er Cru “Les Rugiens” is on the Volnay side and is said to be worthy of Grand Cru status.

The nose opens nicely and is complex with gentle fruit, small red berries and scents of smoke. The palate is framed by silky tannins, vibrant fruits and some fresh red fruits along the way. It has a lingering finish that is both long and charming. This can be paired with veal, grilled beef and a large array of cheese. It can be enjoyed in its youth by decanting it an hour before serving. It can be cellared up until 2029 and beyond. 100% Pinot Noir.

"The Pommard 1er Cru “Les Rugiens” is an iron hand in a velvet glove. This seductive Pinot has a lot to show and since 2014 the Boillots uses a little less new oak, which tends to highlight the terroir in its early stage. This is super fine and complex."

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.

What we say

"The Pommard 1er Cru “Les Rugiens” is an iron hand in a velvet glove. This seductive Pinot has a lot to show and since 2014 the Boillots uses a little less new oak, which tends to highlight the terroir in its early stage. This is super fine and complex."

Technical notes

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.





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