Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet 750ml
Rich and round, with delicate apple and pear notes along with some excellent underlying minerality.
The Bader-Mimeur family has owned and managed the vines in and around Chassagne-Montrachet since the 1700s. The chateau itself dates back to the eleventh century. Charles Bader was a wine merchant at the Halle-aux-Vins in Paris. He married Elise Mimeur in 1920. Her father, Charles Mimeur, owned the Domaine du Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet. Because of a family division, the chateau (located next door) is now run by another producer who markets wines from many other regions of Burgundy. However, the Bader-Mimeur family owns and manages 98% of the vines of the Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet as well as other vines located in the Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint Aubin villages. Alain and his wife Marie-Pierre Bader-Fossier are in charge of the domaine while Jean-Luc Huguenin is the vineyard manager and maître du chai, in charge of making the wines.
The Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet property totals 5.07 hectares (2.43 in Chardonnay and 2.54 in Pinot Noir), all located within the Chassagne Montrachet producing area. Production totals about 33,000 bottles a year (2,750 cases).
One of the amazing things about this domaine is the placement of their vines. Their Bourgogne Pinot and Chardonnay come from just outside the Chassagne appellation, while their Chassagne plots lie within extreme proximity to both Batard-Montrachet and Chevalier-Montrachet. The vineyards are plowed and pruning is short. Grapes are all harvested by hand. Fermentation begins with a pied de cuve, and the wines are aged in barrel for approximately a year. Bottling is done after a light filtrat