Chassagne-Montrachet
Premier Cru

World Class Whites

A blend of several Premiers Cru plots from the 350 hectare Chassagne-Montrachet appellation, predominantly the “Les Macherelles” and “Clos Saint-Jean” terroir, our Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru is famed for its well balanced texture and roundness on the palate. Usually accompanied by notes of butter, dried fruit and vanilla, the first class whites of Chassagne-Montrachet, situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, has some of the best temperature, rainfall, and wind conditions in all of Burgundy thanks in part to the shelter supplied by the unique hill formations surrounding the village.

Varietal: Chardonnay

Our Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Vintages

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013

Pure Gold

Boasting a pale golden shine with dancing sparks of lime, this Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 is pure opulence for the senses. Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, the soils of Chassagne-Montrachet are composed of well-draining limestone. This geology allows powerful and zingy scents of citrus, honeysuckle, grapefruit and lemon confit to unite with woody notes. Employing sur-lie maturation for 15 months helps produces its brilliantly balanced texture and roundness on the palate, accompanied by notes of butter, dried fruit, and vanilla. A vibrant and full-bodied blanc, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 concludes with a lingering finish bathed in succulent flinty minerality. Try with salmon. Trust us. Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 is to be kept in the cellar for at least ten years. Winemaker’s orders.

Force of Nature

After the small yield, but opulent flavors, of the 2012 vintage, 2013 was another year that mother earth proved its hegemony over the vignerons and vignobles of Burgundy. The bud break was relatively late, seeping into June, following a cold, rainy and frigid Spring. Throughout June, intense rainfall delayed floraison (flowering), introducing an increased risk of blight. Pommard, as well as surrounding appellations Volnay, Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune, experienced a near-fatal hailstorm, identical to the power that struck in 2012. In July and August, the weather transformed again, this time for the better. Warm temperatures and sunshine envelop and clothed the vines – with some summer downpours relinquishing the heat – guiding the grapes to ripen delightfully at the end of September. Harvest began around September 23rd, with the vineyards bare of all ripe fruit come October 2nd. The year’s unstable conditions struck again with huge storms across the region’s vineyards on October 5th and 6th. Thankfully, just a few days too late to do any more damage to the net yield. Overall, the small vintage has great potential. We should all be thankful.

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2014

One of our most popular Chardonnays, the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru is an outstanding example of its provenance. From its clear lemony glow to the intense display of aromas of pineapple, passion fruit, vanilla, butter, cream and a delicate toastiness, this 2014 is everything you demand of a Chassagne. The palate is pleasing too: the wine is dry with a full body and firm acidity. Passion fruit, mango, yellow peaches, vanilla, butter, cream and toast also arrive on time, offering a fascinating concentration of flavors. The oak is very well integrated into the fold, allowing for a texture that is ever-so-slightly creamy. Naturally, the finish persists.

A a true representation of Chassagne-Montrachet’s terroir, this 2014 offers a fantastic concentration of aromas, well balanced by a refreshing acidity. It is complex, and rich with primary and secondary flavors and is en route to greatness which, thanks to its concentration and high acidity, starts now and will continue developing more complexity with time. Long age or drink now? The choice is yours!

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2015

One of our most popular Chardonnays, the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru is an outstanding example of its provenance. From its iconic clear lemony glow to an intense display of aromas including passion fruit, mango, yellow peaches, vanilla, butter, cream and toast, this 2015 is everything you demand of a Chassagne. The palate is pleasing too: it’s dry, with a full body and firm acidity. Passion fruit, mango, yellow peaches, vanilla, butter, cream and toast also arrive on time, offering a fascinating concentration of flavors. Naturally, the finish persists.

A true representation of Chassagne-Montrachet’s terroir, this 2015 offers a fantastic concentration of aromas, well balanced by a refreshing acidity. It is complex, and rich with primary and secondary flavors and is en route to a greatness which, thanks to its concentration and high acidity, starts now and will continue developing more complexity with time. To long age or drink now? That is the question.

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2016

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