Historic. The hillside of Montrachet produces the world’s finest dry white wine. In production for nearly two thousand years, the vineyard straddles the border between the neighboring towns of Puligny and Chassagne. Each produces wine of a different character, and though their terroirs meet in the famous plot, there are noticeable differences in the extraordinary wines that both villages make.
If Puligny-Montrachet is a reserved, impeccably dressed Parisian, then Chassagne-Montrachet is a warmer, more jovial Frenchman from Dijon. Both towns produce extraordinary wines, but Chassagne’s are generally friendlier and more approachable young. Today’s cuvée is a premier cru from Chassagne’s southern border, and one you don’t need to wait for to enjoy.
Friendly. Roger Belland knows the terroir of Chassagne intimately. He’s the fifth generation winemaker in his family, and he makes wine on both sides of the Montrachet border. Today we offer his Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Monopole “Clos Pitois” 2014, a classic, golden, mouthfilling white Burgundy. The Belland family owns the entire vineyard — an unusual circumstance in Burgundy, where most vineyards are split among several owners.
This wine is everything Chassagne-Montrachet is supposed to be. The nose is explosive and opulent, with coconut, flowers, butter, and honeysuckle — your nose will pick them up while the glass is still several inches away. On the palate this is long, rich, and vibrant, with notes of sweet lemons, hazelnut, and toast.
There’s nothing quite like the Grand Cru Montrachet, but if you can find one, a bottle requires substantial investment. If you’ve ever wondered what has drawn people to this terroir for thousands of years, here’s a slightly more reasonable way to find out.
BELLAND Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru “Clos Pitois” blanc 2014
Ansonia Retail: $78
3+ bottle price : $69/bot
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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