2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Caillerets takes its name from the tiny stones that litter the vineyard, and it’s one of the village’s most highly prized sites. Very pure and lovely silky fruit. This is nervy, so much lemon oil. There’s precision: the vines here are first harvested. I love the minerality and salinity: really nice texture and so fine and so long, and so much balance.

Strictly limited to 6 bottles per customer.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
5 available
£86.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Caillerets (1er Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets, 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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