...open, rich wine, the Champs Gains is radiant and beautifully textured from start to finish. Peach, apricot and a gentle hint of spices are all woven together in a gorgeous Burgundy loaded with personality. (Sept 2013)
...nose of pear, green apple and green tea precedes the exceptionally rich and mouth coating middle weight flavors that exhibit outstanding intensity on the lightly citrus-infused and impeccably well-balanced finish...
Les Champs Gains is an 11-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is one of 51 Premier Crus in the appellation and it lies between 250 and 300 meters. The vineyard faces southeast. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “Chassagne-Montrachet is a treasure trove for outstanding Premier Cru vineyards. In fact, certain Premiers Crus…often achieve Grand Cru status in quality if not in name.”
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.