Before the phylloxera (1871), the vineyard of Chassagne-Montrachet produced only red wines, with the exception of a few acres and the famous Montrachet, classified appart. Currently, it's about half the vineyard that is planted with Chardonnay and produces white wines. At the tasting, white Chassagne Montrachet has a light golden color with a fairly intense nose of flowers, warm croissant or brioche and candied lemon, moving with the aging to the nuances of roasted hazelnuts and spice. The flavor is straightforward, combining freshness and character, sap and finesse. The persistence on the palate is very long and leaves floral notes of gingerbread.
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