Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2018
Region: Chassagne Montrachet, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, certified organic
The Les Caillerets is a wine of superb class and poise with a distinctive saline minerality. Elegant and well-structured with layers of citrus and apricot fruit, it promises great ageing potential.
The vineyard for this wine is located in the heart of Chassagne at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level. The vines are Guyot-trained and planted on a moderate hill facing east. The soils here are stony calcareous clays which are enriched with biodynamic composts at the end of every winter.
This famous domaine has been run by Caroline Lestimé, Jean-Noël’s daughter, since 1989. Its 12.5 hectares of outstanding vineyards have been certified organic since 2014, and are now run biodynamically, though are not yet certified as such. Most of the estate’s vineyards are in the heart of Chassagne, with one vineyard in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, which looks down on St. Aubin and was planted in 2015. The wines are, in the best sense of the phrase, ‘low intervention’ wines, with each expressing the character of its site.