The upper parts of the Clos were chosen as most suitable by the monks of the Abbey of Citeaux and first planted in 1098. Much of the area known as Grand Mapertui, where Jean-Marc's holding is situated, lies within this prestigious section. There is a lot more power, tannin and tight fruit with a great representation of the gravelly linestone that donimates this corner of the vineyard. A huge red that needs time and will be very much worth the wait. 2027 to 2043.
Producer Information: Domaine Jean-Marc Millot
Small growers have moved from selling in bulk to bottling at home since Michel Lafarge's grandfather first bottled Passetoutgrains in the 1920s. Jean-Marc took over the family farm and moved to bottling and selling under his name throughout the 1990s. With important holdings in Echezeaux, and the bets bit of Clos Vougeot, his wines have become highly sought after. One of our favourites is the red Savigny, carefully made from vines inherited from his Uncle. He has recently passed the baton on to his daughter Alix.