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2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers

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June 11, 2023 - $86



95Wine Spectator

This white starts out with plenty of flesh, featuring apricot and lime flavors, with a hint of the sea, before firming up and revealing a racy side as this winds down on the long finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...notes of apple, white flowers, pear and subtle hazelnut cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with a giving, open-knit profile but tangy underlying acids and a stony finish.

The vibrant, fresh and well-detailed medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the beautifully textured, complex and driving finish. This is first-rate...

87-90Stephen Tanzer

Pure, restrained aromas of orchard fruits and spices complicated by a hint of passion fruit... Finishes with good length and lift.


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.”


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.