Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Vide Bourse"

Characteristics

Chardonnay varietal pruned in Guyot simple. Those 1,11 acres of vines were planted in 1967 and 1975.

Details

This parcel of vines is situated a few meters from the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet. The soil is clay-limestone and is composed of little stones, aiding drainage in wet conditions. This wonderful position produces a rich and enchanting wine.

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 wine Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Vide Bourse' opens delicately with a rich, ample body, both elegant and complex. A long and flowing palate with citrus and pear flavors and finely integrated oak. Will reach its potential with 3-10 years aging. Consume at 14°C.

Tasting

It is a shame to drink this wine too young. 3-4 years aging broadens the wine. Matches well with fish dishes served with a sauce, or crayfish/lobster.

Laurent Pillot advices

Open a bottle of Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Vide Bourse' after aging for 6-7 years and you will discover her charms, a hint of dried and exotic fruit. Perfect with foie gras.