Christophe Coillot took over from his father Bernard almost 20 years ago and runs this Marsannay-based domaine with dynamism and dedication. His wines are an ideal mix of juicy fruit and classical structure, with dark cherry fruits and a real presence through the palate. Grasses Têtes is the more approachable of the two Marsannays, being packed full of succulent fruit, whilst the Boivins is more powerful and masculine. 2016 was a nightmare for Christophe; he lost about 80% of his crop, although what he did make was rather good! The Bourgogne is a bargain, showing lots of spicy, dark berry fruits and loads of flesh. `This domaine is one to watch. Coillot’s style is quite classic but also very seductive.` Decanter, May 2015
Winemaker: Christophe Coillot
Hectares: 12 hectares
Fantastic lunchtime Pinot Noir that has poise and punch. Plenty of fruit but attractively grippy and fresh. Calls for a magret de canard! Drink from 2016.
This is more structured and backward but undoubtedly a wine of immense class. The tannins are superb, especially for a Marsannay, with a dynamic drive running right through the powerful palate, lifting the fruit and adding great length. Drink from 2018.
Curiously the soil is more clay dominated which explains the wine’s richness but not its focus and balance. There is more tannin and structure and this is very much the cuvée to lay down of the three. Very long and nice balance. Drink from 2019.
There is not much soil before the roots hit the mother rock yet this is quite fruit driven, as it often is. Concentrated, with good freshness running through the mid-palate. Touch of spice and a mix of red and black fruits. Drink from 2018.