Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru blanc 2016
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru blanc 2016

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru white 2016

  • White
  • 75 cl

A Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot white is a rare quality, a very sunny vintage 2016. Round, suave and balanced, with intense aromas, this wine Chassagne Montrachet is from one of the best plots of the appellation, a place called "Morgeot".

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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru white 2016

  • Complex

  • Powerful

  • Mineral

  • Fruity

  • Woody

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanc 'Morgeot" 2016

From one of the most beautiful parcels of Premiers Crus in Chassagne Montrachet, the Morgeot white is here in its most beautiful expression : from the very successful vintage year 2016, it has been harvested, vinified and matured with elegance and precision by Louis Lequin.

It is a round wine, rich, powerful, and opulent, creamy and an aromatic complexity that is hard to beat ! The pleasure is longer and longer, thanks to a very nice length in the mouth.

The quality of the barrel aging is particularly remarkable. It provides structure and aromas, empyreumatic without altering the wine.

A wine to keep for up to 10 years.

Wine and food pairings :

White meats, veal in sauce. Fish such as salmon, but also lobster or lobster.

Temperature of service : 12 à 14 °

 

Map of the appellation Chassagne-Montrachet :

carte appellation et vin chassagne montrachet

caractéristiques

  • Appellation

    Premier Cru
  • Type of Wine

    Quiet
  • Wine Making

    Oak casks
  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay
  • Harvest

    Manual
  • Burgundy Region

    Côte de Beaune
  • Vintage

    2016
  • Service

    12 to 14 degrees
appellation

Chassagne Montrachet

Wine Characteristics

White: this wine is the Chardonnay grape dressed in glittering gold! It boasts firm coloration with green highlights. Aromas of mayflower, acacia, and honeysuckle blend with verbena and hazelnut and in some cases toast or fresh butter. This wine boasts a profound minerality (flint). Age brings in notes of honey or ripe pear. Rounded and often opulent, its attack is instantaneous. On the palate, fleshiness is matched by mellowness, and both are equally persistent.


Red: brilliant, with purplish highlights – this wine is a well-coloured Pinot Noir. Aromas of Morello cherry and cherry-pit, wild strawberry, gooseberry, and raspberry are commonly present. Notes of animal and spice complete the bouquet. In the mouth, this wine has real substance. Its delicious fleshiness partly conceals tannins which, though somewhat austere in youth, give way with maturity to a concentrated and taste-filled structure, intriguing in its complexity.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip

White: its opulence and power make it an ideal partner for delicate fine white meats such as poultry or veal in sauce. Fish, either in well-spiced couscous or in Asian dishes such as curries or stir-fries, are also well-suited. Salmon, in itself highly aromatic, harmonizes particularly well. The Premiers Crus appellations will readily complement crawfish, lobster, or even foie gras.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.


Red: powerful and tannic, it flatters good quality meats such as grilled or roast lamb, coating their fibres in the mouth. Its aromatic power balances that of grilled pork and of curried or tandoori-style poultry. The Premiers Crus demand, at the very least, feathered game.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.
 

Situation

In the southern part of the Côte de Beaune Chassagne-Montrachet shares with Puligny the uncontested title of the prince of the world’s dry white wines: the divine Montrachet (pronounced “Monrachay”). This fine, broad hillside brings out the very highest expression of the two Burgundian grapes - the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay, which grow here side-by side - such is the complexity of the region’s soils! Extensive marble quarries, which form a kind of cliff face, were the source of the pink and beige flagstones which went into the building of the Trocadero in Paris and more recently the Louvre Pyramid. The Chassagne- Montrachet AOC dates from 1937. It includes some plots in the neighbouring village of Remigny which share the same soil conditions.

Terroirs

At altitudes between 220 and 325 metres, the succession of rocks from the top down is first rauracien then callovien and finally argovien. The soil of the various Climats (named plots with distinctive qualities) ranges from pebbly limestones, through marls, to sandy soils with a Jurassic basis.

Source : https://www.bourgogne-wines.com

Wine Estate

Domaine Louis Lequin - Santenay

Domaine Louis Lequin offers prestigious wines from Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits: Santenay, Corton, Nuits Saint Georges

Located in Santenay in the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Louis Lequin estate brings Burgundy's viticultural traditions to life while modernizing processes and innovating in its approach to viticulture. He offers for sale delicate and refined Burgundy wines.

The Domaine has many appellations in Santenay: Santenay red, Santenay red 1er Cru, Santenay Blanc ... But also great white wines such as Corton Charlemagne and Bastard Montrachert.

In addition, the Domaine operates parcels of vines in the Côte de Nuits, with a beautiful Nuits Saint Georges, locality "Les Brûlées".

Very committed to traditional methods, he is nonetheless seeking to innovate and is very involved in the research and development of new solutions for viticulture in Burgundy.