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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
"Les Chenevottes"

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageChassagne-Montrachet
  • AppellationChassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 35 years
  • SoilClay and limestone.
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential5-7 years
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
  • The Premier Cru vineyard of "Les Chenevottes" sits slightly higher up the slope compared to the unparalleled white Grand Cru Montrachet. These two vineyards have much in common sharing similar soil composition, exposure to the sun, orientation and flavour. "Les Chenevottes" wines are an outstanding example of what this village is capable of and of the unrelentingly high standards of selection and vinification practiced by Maison Louis Latour. "Les Chenevottes" is derived from the word "cheneve" meaning hemp in old French which indicates that this vineyard was once an old hemp field.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    The Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Chenevottes" 2012 has a very fresh nose. The palate is round with aromas of white peach along with a nice touch of peppermint. Frangipane and vanilla dominate on the finish.
  • Food Pairing
    Raw sea scallops - shellfish - fish - goats cheese.

Press review
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 2022 - - 91/100

      Cool, ripe and pretty aromas include those of green apple, wet stone, petrol and a hint of soil tones. The vibrant medium weight flavors are, somewhat surprisingly, finer than those of the Caillerets if not as rich while displaying fine length on the compact, lemony and lightly mineral-infused finale. This is lovely and understated and a wine that should repay up to a decade of keeping.confit and anise hints. The rich, sappy and even more concentrated big-bodied flavors possess an appealing underlying tension on the intensely stony and bone-dry finish that offers just a bit more depth and persistence. A combination of power and refinement that is built for at least a decade of keeping.  (Allen Meadows, USA, June 2024)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 2020 - James Suckling - 95/100 pts

      Effusive nose of candied and fresh citrus with a lot of Amalfi lemon, plus a touch of fresh pineapple. Powerful and concentrated, but with wonderful freshness on the palate. Then a big wave of chalky minerality rolls over you at the long and very structured finish. Drink or hold.

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