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Patrick Javillier



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Patrick Javillier

Patrick Javillier exploits 10 hectares of vineyard area in the Meursault, Savigny, Aloxe and Bourgogne appellations, a total of 80% of which are planted with Chardonnay. The drive and unstinting commitment of his winemaking consistently results in his producing some of the greatest examples of white Burgundy, not just in the finest vintages, but most notably in years perceived to be difficult. More astonishing still, when you consider that amongst his 10 hectares of vines there is only one small parcel that is either 1er or Grand Cru, that is Corton-Charlemagne of which he makes approximately 1000 bottles a year. His Meursaults, aged for at least 18 months in barrel with one aerated racking to achieve complexity and to allow the wines to settle naturally, are typical of the appellation and faithful to the terroir - the lower-lying of clay dominated vineyards produces full bodied buttery wines whereas the poor soils of vineyards like Tillets make wines of great tension and minerality.