2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

From a site just up the road from the winery, near the heart of the village, this has quite a ripe nose of grapefruit and also slight gunflint. Two parcels, one of 0.56ha and the other 0.17ha. Biggest production with Vergers. Lovely energy, cool and generous. Nice balance between minerality and richness of fruit. Long and fine.

Strictly limited to 6 bottles per customer.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    La Maltroie (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 La Maltroie, 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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