Chassagne-Montrachet: Exceptional Chardonnay and Hidden Pinot Treasures


Chassagne-Montrachet: Exceptional Chardonnay and Hidden Pinot Treasures

Wine Team New York |

Chassagne-Montrachet is so renowned for producing exceptional Chardonnay that one often forgets that it also produces ethereal Pinot Noir – in fact until the 1980s, more red than white wine was produced.

Today, we are thrilled to offer a virtual “who’s who” of Chassagne-Montrachet, with both the highly sought-after Chardonnay and some under-the-radar Pinot Noir featured.

Chassagne shares the Grand Cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet with its neighbor Puligny, and while one can walk from one village to the next at a leisurely pace in 30 minutes, the white wines from each have a distinctly different shape on the palate. As you may know, Chassagne, both geographically and on the palate, resides somewhere between Puligny and Meursault. The wines of Puligny-Montrachet are known for a steely and linear cut of acid that drives straight down the palate, while Chassagne-Montrachet can have the same level of acid, but a softer and rounder mouthfeel, though not as broad as Meursault, striking an intriguing balance of both neighboring villages.

Meanwhile, the red wines of Chassagne-Montrachet display gorgeous red berry fruit, floral character, and often a savory herb and game note. While they can be a touch tight in their youth, these wines evolve gloriously over time, offering an intense reward for patience.

Whether you are already a lover of Chassagne-Montrachet or just learning about this top region in the world for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, you cannot go wrong with any of these luminary wines. This supply won’t last long; secure your share before it disappears!

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