A typical 1er Cru Chardonnay from the famous Chassagne-Montrachet appellation. This wine brings an explosion of flavours with a nice complexity, a light oaky taste and a long finish. A very decent price for a well crafted Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru that Your Sommelier highly recommends.
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|A typical 1er Cru Chardonnay from the famous Chassagne-Montrachet appellation. This wine brings an explosion of flavours with a nice complexity, a light oaky taste and a long finish. A very decent price for a well crafted Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru that Your Sommelier highly recommends.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Producer||Maison Champy||Eye||Pale yellow robe with hints of green|
|Vintage||2009||Nose||Citrus, white flowers, brioche, nuts and almonds, on a wooded touch|
|Appellation||Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru||Mouth||Round and opulent with a profound minerality. Ends up in|
|Area||Burgundy||a long and persistent finish|
|Grapes||100% Chardonnay||Drink before||2020|
|Type||Dry||Open||1 hour before|
|Perfect match with shellfish in light sauce like "Saint-Jacques au beurre blanc" or roasted fish and soft cheeses like Brillat-Savarin.|
|A word about the producer|
|Champy is the oldest "Maison de négoce" in Burgundy, created in 1720. Since Pierre Beuchet took over in 1990 we have seen a constant increase in the quality of their wines, thanks to the hard work of the winemaker Dimitri Bazas. It is a little gem that produces affordable wine in a region where rarity means expensive wines. A particular care is given to all wines, from the entry-level Chardonnay to the rare Corton Grand Cru.|
|What experts say|
|About the domain|
Bettane & Desseauve: 3* (high quality production)
About the wine
Wine Spectator: 91
"Though round and lush in texture, this white shows concentrated flavors of apple, lemon and spice. Balanced and fresh, with fine length on the finish."
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Ageing||9 months in barrels|
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