Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Chevenottes” 1er Cru 2017 Dom. Michel Niellon, Burgundy, France

£70.00

This excellent Wine from Domaine Michel Niellon has all of the complexity and richness you would expect from this stellar producer.

Notes of lime and crunchy green apple mingle with salty oyster shells, carpentry workshops and gun smoke. Think lobster or langoustines to match with this outstanding Burgundy, which also offers clean minerality to balance its rich complexity – a brilliant Wine.

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A long, wandering village in the Côte de Beaune. Fortunately, what the workaday village lacks in charm, the wines more than make up for.

Most famous for its white wines, which are lovely and delicate, Chassagne-Montrachet actually produces more red than white wine.

It is one of the few places in the Côte D’Or where both red and white wines are produced from Premier Cru vineyards. The Grands Crus are Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet (both shared with the neighbouring village of Puligny) and Criots Bâtard Montrachet.

Today the 7.5 hectare Domaine itself comes from the line of Michel Niellon who began working with his father Marcel in the 1950s – there were 4 hectares at that time – though there are many generations of the family before Marcel that were involved in viticulture there.

The Premier Cru vineyard of Les Chenevottes sits slightly higher up the slope than the world renowned white Grand Cru Montrachet. These two vineyards have a similar terroir, sharing soil composition, exposure to the sun and orientation. This Premier Cru Chassagne-Montrachet from Domaine Michel Niellon is a beautifully ripe and concentrated wine from a master producer.

Fermentation begins in stainless steel tanks before moving the Wine with plenty of lees to barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation – 20-30% new oak. There is no batonnage and no racking until bottling.

Notes of lime and crunchy green apple mingle with salty oyster shells, carpentry workshops and gun smoke, the Wine also offers clean minerality to balance its rich complexity.

Grapes: Chardonnay

Abv: 13.5%

Bottle: 750ml

Simply glorious, think lobster or langoustines to match this fantastic drop.

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