Soil: clayey limestone.
Location: The plot is at the bottom of the hillside, near the Champ Gain and Cailleret premier cru areas.
Age of vines: planted in 1985 and 1990
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Vinification and ageing
After harvesting by hand, the grapes are sorted on a vibrating table to remove dry berries, leaf debris and stalks. They then pass to another sorting table for the removal of any grapes that are unripe, damaged or showing signs of rot. The sound grapes are pressed to facilitate the extraction of colour and flavours. Before passing to the vat, the grapes are stemmed: removal of the stalks reduces the astringency of the future wine.
Fermentation is begun slowly, using native yeasts, and continues for between 15 and 20 days. The wine is then aged in barrels for a lengthy period of 36 months.
This wine may be drunk in the first two years, but is best kept for between seven and ten years.
This Chassagne-Montrachet is a brilliant light yellow in colour, with golden highlights.
The nose is rich in white floral notes. On the palate, the mineral quality of the terroir is evident, but the wine has a mellow, rounded finish.
Food and wine pairing
This wine goes well with fish or a platter of sushi-sashimi.
Between 12 and 14°C.