In the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet shares with Puligny the incontested title of the prince of the world's dry white wines. This fine, broad hillside brings out the very highest expression of the two Bugundian grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Here, vast marble quarries form a rocky front. Located at altitudes of between 722 and 1,066 feet, the terrain consists of Rauracian steep slopes, Callovian slopes, Argovian marls and Bathonian limestone from the summit down. The limestone based soil is stony.
The grapes were hand-picked and sorted manually as soon as they arrived at the winery. They were then pressed in a pneumatic press which allows for perfect extraction of the juices without over pressing the grapes. Vinification and ageing took place in wooden barrels with a proportion of 20% new oak. The wine was aged on the lees for 10 months with occasional stirring. The wine was gravity-fed into stainless steel tanks where it was blended and allowed to age for another 2-3 months.
Aromas of quince and caramel.
Fruity attack with notes of honey. Lovely freshness on the finish.
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