About the Producer
Domaine du Pavillon is located in the Côte de Beaune just south of Pommard. The vineyards, cellar and impressive 18th-century manor are surrounded by a wall. Under the watchful eye of Albert Bichot’s head winemaker, Alain Serveau, Domaine du Pavillon is the Beaune equivalent of the highly regarded Domaine du Clos-Frantin in the Côte de Nuits. Both follow organic viticultural practices. Dominique Bon, a Burgundian, is the vineyard manager here and has access to some exciting vineyard plots whose results are fantastic each year.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
2020 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes
£399 per 6 bottle case in bond
The Meursault Les Charmes has an attractive floral bouquet with warm citrus fruits and a hint of honeysuckle. The palate is well-balanced with layered lemon and stone fruit flavours and an energetic green ginger note on the finish. Showed
rather well from barrel. Drink from 2025.
2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
£795 per 6 bottle case in bond
More intense than the Meursault Charmes, this reveals aromas of white peaches and flower blossom followed by an elegantly balanced palate with plenty of depth. Crisp, green orchard fruits and an attractive floral quality are underscored by a lively oyster shell note leading to a long finish. Drink from 2027.
2020 Savigny les Beaune Les Grands Picotins
£125 per 6 bottle case in bond
From a small 0.40-hectare parcel, a bright plum bouquet leads to a juicy palate with ripe red cherry flavours and fresh bramble fruits. Both succulent and mouthwatering, it showed very well from barrel. Drink from 2024.
2020 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots
£270 per 6 bottle case in bond
Appealing and well-balanced, with cherries and plums on the nose, along with a fresh mineral note, the medium bodied palate is full of crunchy red fruits. Darker notes come through as the wine evolves. Will develop nicely with time. Drink from
2020 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens
£430 per 6 bottle case in bond
From Rugiens-Bas, this has an aromatic bouquet with juicy cassis fruits and crushed rose petals. A smooth textured palate displays rich plum and blackberry flavours balanced by a refreshing mineral note and a hint of iron. A classic Pommard, it will benefit from extended cellaring. Drink from 2026.
2020 Corton Grand Cru Clos des Maréchaudes
£455 per 6 bottle case in bond
A monopole vineyard, ‘En Mareschaut’ derives from the Old French term ‘maresche’ meaning marsh, though the land has long been drained. A fairly powerful wine, the nose displays juicy red berry and crushed strawberry fruits aromas with a gentle liquorice note. Succulent red cherry fruit on the palate is supported by firm, well-integrated tannins. Needs some cellaring. Drink from 2026.
Burgundy 2020 Enquiry Form
Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.