2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

La Maltroie is located just up the road from the winery, near the heart of the village. The domaine owns two parcels, one of 0.56 hectares and the other 0.17 hectares. Céline says it is always approachable, and in 2020 it has a superb concentration of nectarine fruit and hazelnuts. It is more weighty than the village wine, with an extra level of depth. This was a wonderful outing for Maltroie. It’s a great value sweet-spot in Chassagne, offering up the village’s chiselled nuttiness and 2020’s vibrant length. It’s a great buy, from a domaine at the top of its game.

Critic score
92/100 info
From a client
5 available

Wine details

  • Region & country
    La Maltroie (1er Cru), Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2029info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru

Tasting notes

The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Maltroye 1er Cru has a finely tuned nose, the 30% new oak neatly integrated. The palate is well balanced with good depth, honeycomb and orange rind, slightly waxy in texture towards the finish. Good extract here and fine length, this should drink well for 15-20 years.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2021)

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