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2016 Domaine Lecheneaut Bourgogne Hautes- Cotes de Nuits Chardonnay

ITEM 8297147 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8356911 1 $14 Jul 31, 2022
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PRODUCER

Domaine Lecheneaut

Domaine Lécheneaut is a family affair that started in the 1950s, when Moreysien de Souche Fernand Lecheneaut founded the domaine in Nuits-Saints-Georges. He started with seven acres and in 1986 his sons Philippe and Vincent joined the business. New vineyards were acquired and in 2005 a modern new cellar was built. Today the domaine owns 25 vineyard acres in 18 appellations. The estate is organically farmed and produces a Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche, along with many Premiers Crus and villages wines. Burgundy expert Clive Coates has written that the produces “good succulent wines with plenty of dimension.”

REGION

France, Burgundy

Burgundy in eastern France is, if not the most famous and storied wine region in the world, certainly one of the top two or three. Its winemaking history dates from the Roman era, and its relatively small size and reputation for outstanding wines means that the best wines of Burgundy are generally among the world’s most prized – and costly – wines. At about 110,000 vineyards acres, Burgundy is only 40% as big as Bordeaux, and its system of dividing up vineyards into small, family-owned parcels makes understanding the wines of Burgundy a life-long pursuit for Burgundy enthusiasts. The three main grapes of Burgundy are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay. Burgundy is a long, narrow, north-south running region consisting of five main areas. They are Chablis in the north, Côte D’Or, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais and Beaujolais, which is just above the Rhone Valley. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are grown throughout most of Burgundy but Gamay is grown primarily in Beaujolais. The appellation system and rules about labeling can be confusing and the system classifies regions, villages and even individual vineyards. Grand Cru is the most prestigious appellation category, followed by Premier Cru and many village and regional appellations.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.