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Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 2017

Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 2017

$219.98

Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Clos Saint-Jean shows aromas and flavors of ripe yellow apple, peach, and lemon. One expects Clos Saint-Jean to be tense and high in acidity given its position on the hill, but it is often quite rich and broad instead. Aging in 30% new Burgundian pièce brings notes of vanilla and toast.

White Burgundy, with its rich texture and toasted flavors, pairs well with white fish and shellfish, and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aging lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.

Lush and viscous, yet seamlessly balanced by its lively acidity, this white should bring a lot of pleasure for its peach, butter pastry, toasted vanilla and hazelnut flavors. Harmonious and long, with all its elements melding on the long aftertaste.

A relatively pungent nose reflects notes of lemon rind, quine, resin, apple and pretty floral-suffused aromas. There is excellent volume to the attractively textured and notably more concentrated middle weight flavors.

Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint-Jean 1er Cru is located above the village of Chassagne and just beneath a large limestone quarry making for a charming vineyard with a good view of the village below. This was once an important source for red wine but today Pinot Noir accounts for only a small portion of the vineyard.

This plot, originally pinot noir, was bought in 1985, pulled out and replanted in white. The vineyard has lots of small stones and not much topsoil, making for a very primary white wine. Up front white fruit, medium bodied, with good acidity behind, a touch of youthful bitterness. There is enough energy to merit 1er cru status in white.

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Description

 

Category White Wine
Varietal
  • Chardonnay
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Brand Blain-Gagnard
Alcohol/vol 13.2%

 

Additional information

Weight 750 lbs