On the south of the Cote de Beaune, the village of Chassagne became Chassagne- Montrachet in the 19th century, thereby benefiting from the notoriety of the mythical Grand Cru which it shares with Puligny. Facing east-south-east, the vineyards are planted with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which produces some of the finest white wines in the world. White Chassagne-Montrachet has an intense bouquet and remarkable persistence.
TASTING NOTE: Intense floral and fruit aromas on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and smooth, this wine has a very lingering aftertaste. Good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Starters, fish and white meat in cream sauce.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 12C to 14C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5 years and more
SUPPLIES: Purchases of grapes are made through contracts with vine growers, who make a commitment to respecting Bouchard Pere & Fils strict quality criteria. We pass on all our expertise so that the grapes selection conforms to our requirements.
MATURING: 8 to 10 months in French oak, with up to 10% new oak, depending on the vintage, and for 2 to 3 months in stainless steel vats.
AGEING: These wines enjoy the optimum ambient conditions in the cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune.
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Marly limestone
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:70 hectares