Producer

Domaine Coillot Bernard Père et Fils

Country

FRANCE

Region of production

Burgundy, Côte de Nuits

Appellations

14, including Marsannay Village

Founded

1955

Climate

Continental

Soil composition

Clay-limestone, with marls

Vineyard

12 hectares used for production

Agriculture

Sustainable and organic

Production Volume

70,000 bottles;
94% reds,
6% whites

Varieties Grown

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Ages of Vines

More than 50 years

Behind the Wines

Christophe Coillot

Christophe Coillot is both the winegrower and agricultural manager at the estate established in 1955 by his father Bernard. With a hands-off approach to farming, this craftsman prefers to limit grape production so that he can focus on growing quality fruit and caring for the vines.

Wine fit for the king of Marsannay

Bernard Coillot crafted the 2003 Marsannay Les Boivins, a wine much greater than the sum of its parts. A decade later, he bowled us over with his 2013 vintage. And the up-and-coming vintages look very promising too!
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True artisans

In the heart of Marsannay, this father-and-son team cultivate small plots with careful attention. These few hectares of limestone generate extraordinary wines that are music to the mouth.

The art of waiting for perfection

Whereas some winemakers might harvest their grapes early to avoid fall’s heavy rains and hailstorms, the Coillots keep an eye on the sky and wait for their grapes to reach full ripeness. And the risk pays off for these meticulous growers, who have made a name for themselves among oenophiles for producing high quality wines characterized by mature fruit. 

 Their most prized plot

We agree with Christophe Coillot that his most appealing plot is without a doubt Les Boivins. Located on a hillside with eastern exposure, it’s at the doorstep of Côte de Nuits and a stone’s throw from Dijon. We fell in love with the site when visiting the family estate. Interestingly, the soil is not easy to work—the fact that the Coillot duo manages to extract such superb wines from it is truly admirable.

Marsannay Les Boivins: The king of wines

Rich. Deep. Gourmet. Luxurious. Preparing a fair description of Marsannay Les Boivins involves digging deep into regal vocabulary. “This wine is very distinctive and demonstrates amplitude, density and maturity,” says our expert Denis Marsan. “It is the very essence of Côte de Nuits and the purest expression of Pinot Noir.”

The perfect pair for beefy meals

It should come as no surprise that this powerful wine pairs perfectly with stewed dishes like beef Bourguignon, one of France’s signature dishes. You also can’t go wrong by serving it with beef ribs basted in a red wine reduction.