Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard, Chassagne Montrachet Cuvee L'Estimee Rouge 2019
Region: Cotes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
Notes: certified organic
The ‘Cuvée L’Estimée’ shows aromas of wild strawberries and crunchy red fruits on the nose. On the palate, bright acidity, polished tannins and excellent concentration of flavour give this wine great structure and finesse.
The grapes for L'Estimée` are sourced from five plots between Puligny and Santenay, all situated at altitudes of around 225 metres above sea level. The vines are planted on stony soils with red clay top soils and grow on gentle slopes, which have a south and south-easterly exposure.
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.