Wine fit for the king of Marsannay
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.