Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Grandes Ruchottes"

Characteristics

Chardonnay varietal pruned in Guyot simple. Those 0,91 acres of vines were planted in 1973.

Details

Situated high on the hills of Chassange-Montrachet, in the middle of the best 1er Cru for the appellation. This little enclave of grand notoriety is on a steep slope with a limestone subsoil, but with sufficient depth to cultivate the vines.

Wine making

The grapes are hand-picked. Pressed, the juice is then fermented in French oak barrels (50% new). The wine is barrel aged until the following summer. In this way, the wine has time to integrate and confirm its personality. Bottled at the winery after aging for 11-12 months.

Particularity

The vines and in particular the chardonnay expresses its nobility here. The wine is complex, fat and balanced by a subtle minerality. It will not reach its potential before 4-5 years aging. Offering fine and complex perfumes of flowers, dried fruit and honey. Will easily age for 4-12 years, more for exceptional years.

Tasting

The same as the Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Vide Bourse', matching well with fish dishes, and highly recommended with crayfish/lobster.

Laurent Pillot advices

Keep one bottle of Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Grandes-Ruchottes' for 10 years, when you open it you will be rewarded by its elegance.