Rich Soil Through Natural Logarithm

The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation is located on a vineyard of 3.05 square kilometers and at an altitude of between 220 and 325 meters.

It occupies a hillside of limestone and rocky land, in places marly or sandy, in the south of the Côte de Beaune belongs to Burgundy wine region, East of France. The name of this communal appellation can add the name of their climate, and some of them are classified in Premier Cru.

Villages Blessed for Wines

In Burgundy, the term is applied to classified vineyards, with Premier cru being the second-highest classification level, below that of Grand cru and above the primary village AOCs. The best known are produced in the places called En Remilly, Blanchots-Dessus, and Dents de Chien. The production consists of around 67% of white wine and 33% of red wine, which is produced primarily in the southern part of the commune, in the direction of Santenay. There are three Grand Cru vineyards within Chassagne-Montrachet, Montrachet, the most well-known, and 50 Premier Cru vineyards.

The appellation also shares its territory with that of Puligny, which carries the most sought-after white Grands Crus in the world. These are Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Bastard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bastard-Montrachet, and Criots-Bastard-Montrachet. The AOC Chassagne-Montrachet has two grape varieties located side by side, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which give excellent white wines and red wines, respectively. They are distributed more or less equitably over the area, for a total production of 1,500,000 liters annually.

Exemplary wines of Chassagne-Montrachet

Chardonnay’s bouquet is dominated by aromas of hawthorn, acacia, and honeysuckle, mixed with verbena and hazelnut. With age, they strengthen their minerality (flint) and honey notes of ripe pear. On the palate, they are persistent in fat and mellow accord. These are wines that win to age several years. Pinot Noir gives it colorful wines, dominated by the cherry core, wild strawberry, gooseberry, and raspberry. Their flesh is delicious, with tannins a little austere when young, which appear with age, a robust and tasty structure.

 

A part of the important features of Chassagne-Montrachet appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone, stony and marly or sandy.
  • Taste: Balanced, mellow accord.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Acacia and honeysuckle, hawthorn, mixed with verbena and hazelnut, with age, they strengthen their minerality (flint) and honey notes of ripe pear.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

 

A part of the important features of Chassagne-Montrachet appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone, stony and marly or sandy.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red (colorful).
  • Aromas: Cherry core, wild strawberry, gooseberry, and raspberry.
  • Aging potential: 4 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 17° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 3.05 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Chassagne-Montrachet
Grapes: Pinot Noi for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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