2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Caillerets takes its name from the tiny stones that litter the vineyard’s soil, and it’s one of the village’s most highly prized sites. This 2020 is saline and compact, with serious and persistent length. Its charm centres on its tension and energy, and the fruit, though present, is discreet in its youth. This is an extremely grown-up Chassagne.

Critic score
93/100 info
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£122.68

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Les Caillerets (1er Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2032info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er Cru has wonderful terroir expression on the nose, very nicely balanced, touches of lemon verbena, white peach and a light walnut aroma. The palate is very taut and linear, a fine spine of acidity with impressive salinity, especially on the finish. Great length and poise, this may warrant a higher score in the future.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2021)
93+/100

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