Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru"Les Vergers"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationChassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilChalk and clay
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential5-7 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- Chassagne Montrachet, situated to the South of Puligny-Montrachet, is well known for being the last famous appellation of the Côte de Beaune. The parcel "Les Vergers" is located near Saint-Aubin and in the past it was planted with fruit trees. The vines are planted on a very stony hillside with an Easterly exposure, hence they gain a perfect maturity before being harvested.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThe Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru « Les Vergers » 2011 is of a pretty shimmering, golden colour. On the nose, one discovers aromas of yellow fruits, brioche and vanilla. It is very ample in the mouth with lovely sappy notes and lots of freshness on the finish.
- Food PairingCharcuterie - fish - shellfish - goats cheese
- Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Vergers" 2013 - Tim Atkin - January 2015 - 91/100 (UK)