Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru"Baudines"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationChassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential5-7 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- Chassagne-Montrachet is located to the south of Puligny-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune and is one of Burgundy's greatest white wine appellations. The Premier Cru parcel of Les Baudines is located on the edge of the forest at the top of a hillside at an altitude of 315m above sea level. The clay-limestone soil is white in appearance and quite compact. The name Baudines is derived from the dialect word Bode which means stone-house or hut which are often present on hillsides.
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteSparkling a yellow colour with light flecks of gold, this Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines" 2011 offers a discreet nose. Aromas of vanilla and brioche match perfectly. Almond notes appear after an initial wave of freshness. Ample on the mouth, this wine is really elegant: sap aromas and herbal notes balance perfectly. Paste almond flavors, accompanied with floral notes leave an enjoyable trail of freshness.
- Food PairingOysters - fish - shellfish - goats cheese
- Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines" 2018 - Burghound.com - Allen Meadows - June 2020 - 91/100
Smoky notes of mineral reduction are complemented by cool aromas of citrus and jasmine tea. There is fine volume to the nicely rich and textured medium-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the appealingly textured, long and balanced finale.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines" 2014 - Wine Spectator - November 2016 - 90/100
A rich, creamy style, exuding butterscotch, apricot, peach and lime flavors. Balanced and long on the finish, ending with a graphite note. Drink now through 2023. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines" 2011 - Wine Spectator - September 2014 - 89/100Rich and lively, showing honey, apple and grapefruit flavors. The oak is well-integrated, leaving light spice nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2018. (USA)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines” 2009 - Burghound.com - June 2011 - 91/100While notably ripe, this is actually quite cool with an elegant and pure nose of wet stone, white flower and lemon zest aromas that are trimmed in a deft touch of toast before merging into rich, clean and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors that possess a fine sense of underlying tension on the mouth coating and very dry finish that lingers nicely. This could use just a bit more depth but the balance is so good as is the underlying material that my score offers the benefit of the doubt that additional complexity will develop in bottle. 2015+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Baudines" 2008 - Burghound.com - Allen Meadows - July 2010 - 93/100:A highly layered and perfumed nose of white flowers, limestone and wood spice precedes naturally sweet, nuanced and beautifully transparent flavors that are crystalline in their purity and complement perfectly the tension-filled and mineral-suffused finish that explodes on the palate. This is really an impressive effort and while rather linear just now, it should blossom in time. In a word, terrific. (90-93)/2015+