Red Chassagne-Montrachet always has a very charming bouquet. Even before it reaches the palate, the intense aromas of ripe red fruit delight the taste buds. The art of the winemaker is to retain a wine's fresh, fruity characteristics, and roundness. However, Pinot Noir is a delicate grape variety, especially in the Chassagne-Montrachet village appellation, and Jean-Noel Gagnard does he's best to make sure that its rustic terroir does not make the wine unbalanced or dry it out during fermentation and barrel ageing.
This wine is best enjoyed young (up to 5 years), but can also be aged further by consumers looking for secondary aromas of liquorice and spice.