Vincent, 8th generation winemaker at Pierre Guillemot pouring his 2022 Corton Le Rognet in the photo. 1898 was the Domaine’s first vintage. Today brother Vincent and Philippe Guillemot are in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Domaine.
Viticulture and winemaking
Since 2015 their vineyards have been biodynamic, the brothers spend a lot of their time in the vineyard (Vincent arrived at the cellar at 5:30pm for the tasting after working in the vineyard the entire day). Respecting the nature and biodiversity in their vineyard is one of the few philosophies they focus on.
Old school winemaking in the cellar with a touch of rusticity. Their wines are fermented in oak tanks and aged in a dark and cold 19th century cellar. Note that their wines require significant cellaring (especially compared to modern style of Burgundy, but patience will be greatly rewarded). The alcohol level for their 2022 is at a modest 12.5-13.0% alcohol. At bottling, they spare no expense on corks, all of them are ND tested and cost c. €1.80 each.
In 2022 50,000 bottles produced, compared with the miniscule production of 12,000 in 2021.
Bourgogne Cote d’Or 2022
From 85 acre parcel located between Alox Corton and Beaune. Good Structure and ripeness. Rather rich and spicy for a humble Bourgogne plot. This will need a few years of cellaring. Drink 2026-2033. (83/100)
Savigny Les Beaune Veillies Vignes 2022
From 3 parcels: Planchots de la Champagne, Dessus les Gollardes, and Vermots. Fragrant mixed fruits with a rustic touch of earthy, wet stone note. A reflection of the terroir or a flavour influence from their 19th century damp cellar?
Savigny les Beaune Les Grands Picotins 2022
Concentrated array of ripe black cherry, mixedcurrant, wholecluster spices. C. 50% wholecluster. Good grip and firmness that requires time to resolve. Drink from 2033-2045. (84/100)
Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons 2022
Ample array of fresh red fruits, fleshly strawberries and red cherries with a smokey earthy undertone. One of the most red-fruited driven terroir in Savigny Les Beaune. Drink from 2025-2037. (85+/100)
Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Jarrons 2022
Concentrated bouquet of dark fruits, sweet oak spices and earthy soil. Rather concentrated for a Premier Cru Savigny, and definitely requires long term ageing. Drink from 2030-2045. (85/100)
Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Serpentières 2022
“Amoureuses pour les pauve” (The Amoueuses for the poor). Serpentières is probably their flagship wine, also their largest Premier Cru holding at 1.7ha. The 2022 Serpentières offers a complex array of earthy cherries, smoked wood toast and gravel. Aromatic with good fruit density. This could benefit 8+ years of cellaring. *Proven when Vincent Guillemot opened a bottle of 1977 Serpentières blind after the tasting (which was beautiful even for a weaker vintage). (87+/100)
Corton Le Rognet 2022
A fragrant array of raspberries, rose petal and vibrant spices. Well-crafted, and not overly-extracted. Unusually more light-footed than their Premier cru Savigny Les Beaune. Drink fom 2027-2043. (88-89/100)