Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2009 - Maison Champy

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
Colour White Drink from Now
Grapes 100% Chardonnay Drink before 2020
Type Dry Open  1 hour before
    Drinking temperature 12-14°C
       
Food pairing
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…
Harvest Manual
Maturing Oak barrels
Ageing 9 months in barrels
Production 1,200 bottles
Bottled August 2010
Alcohol 13.5%

 

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