2015 Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Grand Cru, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Widely regarded as one of the finest producers of this tiny Grand Cru, with just a third of hectare they don’t make very much. In 2015 the potential is plain to see: at the moment it’s a little tight but with a slightly opulent character. Notes of apricots, white blossom, orange flower water and fresh spices abound, making this a complex, long, and well-defined wine.

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£207.58

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet (Grand Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2026
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2015 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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