Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Chaumées"

40 years old

the vines are located at the North-East of the village of Chassagne Montrachet. Soil : stony soil, limestone and a little clay. The slope is very low. South East exposure. 100% Chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

the grapes are harvested by hand and sorted when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a cold settling of 24 hours and a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (25% of new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with wild yeasts during 18 months

Ageing on fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar ("root” day for the wines for ageing)

Rich wine with generally very mineral notes. Fine floral notes as also acacia. The mouth is full. Power is present, without imbalance. The acidity is melted.

Fish with sauce, shellfish, white meats.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Chaumées"
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Chaumées"

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