Chassagne Montrachet Rouge 2007
Chassagne-Montrachet and its neighbour Puligny-Montrachet are well-known for their Grand Crus, the most famous being the Montrachet.
Chassagne-Montrachet and its neighbour Puligny-Montrachet are well-known for their Grand Crus, the most famous being the Montrachet. However, apart from these white Grand Crus, Chassagne-Montrachet also produces, on its clay and iron-rich soils, outstanding red wines with heady aromas of cherry and blueberry. These wines have body and their structure is reminiscent of the reds from the Côte de Nuits.
Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
Traditional fermentation, 10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats and oak barrels
Intense colour with a bouquet of red fruits especially raspberry and blackcurrant. In the mouth this wine is round with a lovely balance between the fruit, acidity and tannin. It is still a little young to be appreciated in its true glory.
Allen Meadows, Burghound: 87 points