Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes 2016

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Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes 2016 750ml


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Château de la Maltroye is a beautiful 18th century château with 15th century cellars located at the top of the hill in Chassagne-Montrachet. The Cournut family bought the estate in 1940 and today it is Jean-Pierre Cournut at the helm who is an extremely thoughtful, serious winemaker whom we have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last 15 years while tasting his new vintage each year. Important parcels, old vines and traditional winemaking are reflected in his offerings.Château de la Maltroye’s vineyards are located right next to the château and are considered to be some of the best Premier Cru vineyards in the village. From a total production of 60,000 bottles per year, 60% is white Chassagne-Montrachet, with an intense minerality and subtle scent of oak.

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.
Category White Wine
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Brand Chateau de la Maltroye
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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.

Stephen Tanzer