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Antonin Pillot voted a rising star in Burgundy at the age of 26!
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We were thrilled to hear that Jean-Marc Pillot’s youngest son, Antonin, was voted a rising star at only 26 by Bourgogne Aujourd’hui – a highly regarded wine magazine.

We have been the Agents of Jean and Jean-Marc Pillot in Chassagne-Montrachet since 1992 and consider Jean-Marc not only a gifted winemaker, but also a long-life friend. So, we feel incredibly proud of him and Antonin.

Antonin joined the family winery during the harvest of 2019 – winning this accolade makes it even more of an achievement as he has proved himself in such little time. He has worked alongside his father, Jean-Marc, since 2019. At first, he spent much time observing and only started bringing suggestions and ideas in 2020. One of these ideas was to harvest earlier, which they did in the harvest of 2020. A big move was to start the conversion to organic in 2021.

When we asked Jean-Marc a couple of years ago about environmental certifications, he said: le jeune s’en occupera-the young man will look after it -knowing very well that it was close to Antonin’s heart.

Antonin is very involved in the circle of the youth in Burgundy. They share common interests and learn from each other. Again, having all these connections in such little time is impressive.

Antonin, just like his family, is very level-headed, grounded, and humble. He is conscious that he joined an established Domaine, run by several generations of great winemakers and grateful for it. So, with this attitude, we do not doubt that he will have a very promising future running the family Domaine and will make his mark in Chassagne-Montrachet and the wine world.

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