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2014 Dom. Coffinet-Duvernay 1Er Cru Clos Saint-Jean


The estate has been in the Coffinet family since the mid-1800's. Now run by partners Laura Coffinet and Phillippe Duvernay, they are making some of the best wines in the southern Côte de Beaune, centered around the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. Clos Saint-Jean is located just above the village beneath a limestone quarry. It was once an important vineyard for Pinot Noir but now consists of predominantly Chardonnay. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, golden apples and lemon.

ABV % = 13.5

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Chassagne-Montrachet is a village in Burgundy's Côte de Beaune which is famous for great Chardonnay. Originally named Chassagne-le Haut, in 1879 it was changed to reflect its most famous grand cru vineyard, Montrachet. Within Chassagne there are also the grand crus of Bâtard-Montrachet, and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet (Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet are shared with the neighboring village of Puligny). There are also 48 different premiers crus in Chassagne, as well as the village wine labeled as “Chassagne-Montrachet.” Chassagne wines are known for their richness and smokiness, influenced by a combination of limestone, sand, and gravel soils.

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