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2014 Au Pied du Mont Chauve Chassagne-Montrachet En Pimont

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April 21, 2024 - $51



16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Smells, somehow, of peaches and steel, but a very quiet crème-brûlée note starts to unfold from the nose. Real richness here – almost fat with caramel and cream and then a wonderfully smoky, grapefruit-peel lining appears that sets a bevelled edge to the richness. Warm and broad but there's a backbone of fine acidity, and as it sits in the glass a bit of orange citrus, ginger and fennel filter through. The finish lingers with a strong herbal note.


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

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, AOC (AC)

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.