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2004 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers

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February 25, 2024 - $56

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RATINGS

90-93Stephen Tanzer

Pure, perfumed aromas of white peach and spring flowers. Silky, pristine and light on its feet, with lovely delicate perfume and subtle sweetness.

90Burghound.com

...flavors that are so fresh that they taste almost crunchy, all wrapped in a citrus-infused finish of striking intensity. This is a really lovely effort that is more about finesse than power.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers

Chassagne-Montrachet is the appellation that covers the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Remigny, and it is the southern-most of the Côte d’Or’s three great white wine appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. With 1,200 acres of vineyards, it is one of the largest appellations in the region, and more than half the vineyard acreage is Grand Cru or Premier Cru. The three famous Grand Crus are Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. There are also 16 main Premiers Crus, most of them considered very high quality, and village wines. One fact rarely noted is that historically the appellation produced more red than white wine. In the late 1990s the ratio of white to red wines changed, however, as more vineyards were converted from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay, a logical decision given the acclaim of the appellation’s whites. There are still intriguing red wines produced. Clive Coates wrote that the appellation’s white wines generally are “full and firm, more akin to Puligny than to the softer, rounder wines of Meursault.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

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.