Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes 2016
Exporter and Burgundy Expert Jeanne-Marie de Champs explains, “The wines of Château de la Maltroye are made with the precision of an engineer, precise detail, a constant search for the best expression of the microclimates and terroirs, and harmony with the wood.” Look for a complex nose with white and yellow orchard fruits, soft floral hints and minerals. There is good intensity to the fleshy, round and delicious medium weight flavors with a clean, dry and balanced finish.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Chateau de la Maltroye|
International Wine CellarPale, bright yellow-green. Powdered stone, metallic minerality and an impression of lemony dry extract on the nose, which is still stunted by the bottling. Extremely closed, penetrating, almost painful wine with palate-saturating flavors of lime zest and crushed rock. In spite of its bracing character this still displays a seamless texture. Finishes broad and horizontal, with an impression of fat and a subtle flavor of pineapple. It's hard to scrape this wine off your palate, but it needs time in bottle to absorb some of its acidity. Stunning Chassagne-Montrachet premier cru. Cournut told me that Grandes Ruchottes is typically his longest-aging white wine, followed by La Romanée.