The wines from Michel Caillot are extremely rare here in the USA, and though the Domaine has been in operation for some time, many of the locals in the area aren't familiar with the name. The Domaine is a hidden gem, started by Michel Caillot's father in 1961, comprising 13 hectares of vines in some very prestigious vineyards. In the 80s, the Domaine went organic and stopped using chemicals in the vineyards, which is still upheld and is one of the keys to quality here.
Caillot is an underrated producer that we've enjoyed in small quantities throughout the years, and we have a great one today from arguably the best village vineyard in Meursault. En La Barre is a site that can touch premier cru quality, and this wine is sourced from the upper portion of the vineyard. This vineyard lies right outside the village of Meursault and features soils of Jurassic marl and limestone. The bottles here are all excellent and in great condition, and 2017 is a sleeper vintage for white Burgundy and has been one of our favorites over the past few years. At about half the price of
Antoine Jobard's bottling is a spectacular value and a bottle that can be enjoyed now but will continue to impress for years to come. This is a pure, classic, and refined Meursault, with notes of lemon zest and toast, tension, and freshness, a mineral touch, and a lingering finish. We currently have the only bottles of this wine in the USA, and it's a fantastic buy for Meursault this vintage.