BRISSET Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes (750ml)
Maison Brisset make Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines in Burgundy. The house is part of the pure Burgundian tradition of the great merchant-winemakers of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte Nuits. Their wines are vinified and aged with respect for their finesse, their complexity and their typicality in relation to their terroir. They are produced from the two great grape varieties of Burgundy: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the most beautiful sites classified as Premier Cru and Grand Cru on the most prestigious appellations of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. Their production is voluntarily limited to a few thousand bottles per year in order to guarantee the production of exceptional wines.
The secret of the Burgundian soils lies in one word: limestone, in the form of a hard stone but also in porous and crumbly chalk or else mixed with clay to form marl. Shaped since the Jurassic era, the great Burgundian terroirs, those on which the first men planted vines, began to form at the end of the Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. The monks delimited the grands crus with the only help of their sense of observation. By only offering wines from the “Côte”, that of Nuits and that of Beaune, the Maison Pierre Brisset is part of this long lineage of “Burgundy wines” a magical expression that excites all lovers of great wines.
A rich Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru. Notes of ripe stone fruit, acacia, hazelnut and light wood. The palate is generous and powerful with flavors of a suave ripe Chardonnay. Soft creamy acidity and integrated oak notes, a buttery caramel mouth coating texture carries the flavors onto a long finish. This wine will continue to develop to reveal more complexity in five years and has the staying power to age for up to 15. Enjoy with grilled fish, chicken in a cream sauce, veal.
At the southern tip of the Côte d’Or, in the Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet extends the Puligny-Montrachet vineyard to the south. This appellation has great terroirs that stand out in its sought-after whites which have a unique “resistance” on the palate, with this sensation of an almost tannic grain in the finish of young vintages. Chardonnays from Chassagne-Montrachet retain a liveliness allowing them to age perfectly for more than twenty years. Typically a mixed cru, “to drink and keep”.
This wine is made from Chardonnay from the 1er cru vineyard Les Chenevott. The vines are located in the south east of the town of Chassagne-Montrachet next to the climates of Les Vergers, Les Macherelles and very close to the Grands Cru Le Montrachet. They are cultivated according to the traditional method. The soil is clay-limestone, the average age of the vines: 40 years planted to a density of 10,000 vines/ha and yields are 40 hl/ha. The grapes are manually harvested and delicately pressed. The juice settles for for 12 to 18 hours before fermentation after which the wine is aged in barrels for 14 months, 40% new barrels.