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

£70.00

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This excellent Wine from Domaine Michel Niellon has all of the ripe apple, lemon curd and length that one would expect from this esteemed region. You will also find peach and pear with honeysuckle, butterscotch and clean minerality within the complexity of this 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.

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.

This excellent Wine from Michel Niellon has all of the ripe apple, lemon curd and length that one would expect from this esteemed region. You will also find peach and pear with honeysuckle, butterscotch and clean minerality within the complexity of this brilliant Wine.

Grapes: Chardonnay

Abv: 13.5%

Bottle: 750ml

Simply glorious, this fantastic drop will shine even brighter alongside roasted fish on the bone, poultry, hardy herbs and buttery sauces.

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