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Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Morgeot Blanc VV 2013 750ml
Chateau de la Maltroye
Sun-warmed citrus, ripe orchard fruits, crushed fresh herbs, rain-spattered white flowers, and baking spices waft from the glass of this ’13 Chassagne Morgeot. Intense yet vibrant, this bottling balances its dryness with its rich texture and lovely inner perfume; approachable now, this ’13 wine has the structure to age over the next decade or longer. This wine derives from two parcels that total just under 2.5 acres with vines that average 60 years of age. Maltroye’s Jean-Pierre Cournut ferments whole clusters of Chardonnay in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and then ages the wine for a year in oak barrels, one-third new, before bottling the wine with light filtration.
Sub Region: Côte de Beaune
It’s one of the most easily overlooked Burgundy estates, though at fifteen hectares it’s large for a family estate. It’s not particularly old for a Burgundy house; the estate dates back only to the eighteenth century, and its current owners, the Cornut family, has owned it since the mid-1950s. However, since the late 1990s when Jean-Pierre Cornut took the estate’s helm, Chateau de la Maltroye has been on a distinct upward trajectory, and the most recent 2009 vintage suggests that the ozone is the limit.
Chateau de la Maltroye is an estate that crafts wines of great beauty and no small bit of wit. The quality of these wines is due in no small part to the assiduous work of their winemaker, Jean-Pierre Cornut. For example, his wines are renowned for their judicious use of oak, but what’s really important is that Jean-Pierre not only uses only the finest oak, he chooses each individual stave of wood that he uses in his barrels. The resulting white wines are just gorgeous—but so too are red Burgundies from the estate. Yes, while this chateau is best known for its whites, it does make world-class reds.
In fact, while Maltroye is best beloved for its white Burgundies, its Chassagne has been called the “Domaine Leflaive of Chassagne,” an impressive compliment indeed and one even more astounding in a year like 2009. Most Burgundy aficionados aren’t aware that Chassagne is planted with over fifty percent red grape vines, primarily but not exclusively Pinot Noir, and Chateau de la Maltroye’s Clos St Jean Rouge might very well be the finest red Chassagne made. These 1er Cru Chassagne Rouges rival many Volnay and Pommads, which weigh in at two times the price of Maltroye’s wines. For these reasons, we are offering three of Chateau de la Moltroye acclaimed reds in addition to five of the estate’s amazing whites.
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