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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
"Les Chenevottes"

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageChassagne-Montrachet
  • AppellationChassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 35 years
  • SoilClay and limestone
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential5-7 years
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
Description
  • The Premier Cru vineyard of Les Chenevottes sits slightly higher up the slope compared to the unparalleled white Grand Cru Montrachet. These two vineyards have much in common sharing similar soil composition, exposure to the sun, orientation and flavour. Les Chenevottes wines are an outstanding example of what this village is capable of and of the unrelentingly high standards of selection and vinification practiced by Maison Louis Latour. Les Chenevottes is derived from the word cheneve meaning hemp in old French and indicates that this vineyard was once an old hemp field.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    A complex bouquet combining candied and dried fruits including quince, figs and dried raisins. Roasted hazelnut and walnut aromas come to the forth, along with hints of vanilla. Powerful and very well-balanced, the Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 1998 is a wine with a great overall structure. The mouth develops concentrated aromas of dried fruits along with some mineral notes. With a lengthy palate, a definitely rich, generous wine that is perfect to be enjoyed now.
    (Note added in 2008)
  • Food Pairing
    Raw sea scallops - shellfish - fish - goats cheese


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