Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru

55 years old

One of the most famous white Grand Cru of Burgundy. The vineyard is located at the North-West of the village of Puligny Montrachet just above Le Montrachet parcel. Soil : Rocky soil and marl limestone. The slope is medium. East exposure. 100% chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different yearly works in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out twice (once when picking the grapes and on the sorting table). They are lightly pressed in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle extraction of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (30% of new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with wild yeasts during 20 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 wines for ageing).

One of the most beautiful expression between elegance, finesse and strenght. The most mineral wine of the grands crus of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet.

Shellfish, lobster and crayfish.
Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru
Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru

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