2014 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

The first vines were planted at this Grand Cru site in 1930. It is very steep, more so than Bâtard with extra pebbles and sunshine, usually meaning that this is the more fruitful and open of the two Grand Cru sites. Immense power and concentration, unfurling and offering ginger spice and pithy grapefruit leading into a fanfair of a finish.

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£302.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet (Grand Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2014 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

One of Burgundy’s most charming domaines, Fontaine-Gagnard is run by Celine Fontaine, with her parents Richard Fontaine and Laurence Gagnard. Richard founded the estate when he married Laurence: his first vintage was 1985, produced from his inlaws’ vineyards. However, this nearly never happened: the first time they met, he almost misidentified the 1978 Montrachet, the estate’s crown jewel, as Aligoté, due to its high acidity. Fortunately he kept his mouth shut, and Fontaine-Gagnard was born.

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