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2016 Fernand Et. Laurent Pillot 1Er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes

$67.00

"Ruchottes" is the feminine, plural form of "Roche" or "rock" - a nod to the masses of falling rock from the adjoining "Le Grand Montagne". The steep slope with limestone subsoil has sufficient depth to cultivate the vines, which date back to 1973. The wine is aged in 50% new French oak for 12 months before bottling, allowing the flavors to develop and integrate. The result is a pure expression of these noble vines; complex, fat, yet balanced by subtle minerality.


ABV % = 13.5

Chassagne-Montrachet

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.