Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Embazees’ – Chartron & Trebuchet
A very elegant and restrained 1er Cru Chassagne Montrachet. 2017 was the largest harvest since 2009 and the wines have considerable aromatic appeal and early accessibility, along with the balance and weight for at least mid-term aging.
Average age of Chattrons & Trebuchet’s 1er Cru vines is 50 years; winemaking is a traditional vinification in French oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation.
A nose of citrus and candied lemon with these appearing again on the palate as flavours with notes of stone fruits, almonds, honey and vanilla. An ample and generous wine with a nice mineral finish.
Pairs with shellfish, fish, goat cheese.
About the Producer
Chartron & Trebuchet
Domaine Jean Chartron has owned Premier and Grands Cru vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet since 1859. In 1984 Jean-René Chartron and Louis Trébuchet, a manager of a wine trading company, founded the Maison Chartron et Trébuchet.
Vincent Sauvestre acquired the company in 2004. His objective is to continue to promote the great white wines of Burgundy, whilst respecting and perpetuating the quality work achieved by Jean Chartron and Louis Trébuchet.
Chartron & Trébuchet specialise in producing great white Burgundy wines. The know-how of the winemakers begins with a radical selection of the very best plots: the highest-quality terroirs of the Côte are chosen and the grapes are carefully monitored throughout the ripening period. Grapes are hand-picked when the balance between acidity and sweetness is at its prime: the fruit must not be too ripe so that the full potential of the terroir is maintained, including its acidity, to ensure that the wines age properly.
All of the winemaking is done in oak casks and the alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation. A proportion of 20 to 40% of new barrels is used, depending on the appellations and the vintage. Wines are left to age for 12 to 18 months – again depending on the appellations and vintage.
Chartron & Trébuchet’s vineyards are all planted on limestone and clay based soils. Overall the average age of the vines is 30 years.