Site: located in the South of the Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is one of the villages, together with Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, making up the celebrated ”Cote des blancs” (the slope of the ”whites”).History & tradition: the name comes from ”cassanos”, a Celtic word used for a place where oak trees grow; ”rachet” means a poor, dry, infertile soil, a paradox when thinking of the richness of the Chassagne-Montrachet wines!Soil: complex soil, made up of marl, limestone, yellow or red clay, scree and gravel; these soils are mostly light and easy to cultivate; they are located on a mild slope, with good exposure.
Highly complex nose shows red berries, mint, butter, anise, white flowers and a whiff of tarragon. Quite backward in the mouth, but with noticeable energy and tactile concentration to the flavors of pear, menthol and minerals complicated by marrowy and iodiney nuances. Not a thick or particularly fruity wine but delivers sexy sweetness and finishes firm and long. Built to reward aging.