Oak – the winemakers' view

Barrels at Henri Boillot in Volnay, Burgundy

In Oak the cooper's view Matthew Hayes profiled François Frères. Here he talks to Eric Rousseau, Christophe Roumier and Dominique Lafon about oak, but first he presents two novel approaches to barrels from younger winemakers in Burgundy.

Henri Boillot, Meursault

Guillaume Boillot, 35, is the sixth generation of his family to manage vineyards and make wine and has since 2012 been entirely responsible for Henri Boillot’s red wine production. In two years’ time his father Henri will be definitively hanging up his pipette and jetting off to his mas in the south. Guillaume (below) will be entirely lord of...