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Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard takes its name from the marriage of Richard Fontaine to Laurence Gagnard, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. Like many estates in Burgundy, Fontaine-Gagnard’s history is inextricably linked with generations of families that have intermarried, divided vineyards and sometimes reunited disparate vineyards and estates into new properties. Laurence inherited part of her father’s estate, which is now the estate she and her husband own and operate. Fontaine-Gagnard has 20 acres mostly in Chassagne-Montrachet with premier cru parcels in Pommard and Volnay. There are also grand cru parcels in Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet and Criots-Batard-Montrachet. Especially noteworthy is the estate’s Criots-Batard-Montrachet, since it comes from a vineyard that includes just 5 acres. Clive Coates has called Fontaine-Gagnard “one of the very best sources” for Criots-Batard-Montrachet. The estate produces a total of 36,000 bottles a year.

2017 Fontaine-Gagnard Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet

WA  94   
ST  92-95