2012 Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Chardonnay, Burgundy
The Château de la Maltroye is the owner of an about 60 year old Chardonnay vineyard, of 0.29 hectares in the South of Chassagne: Les Grandes Ruottes. This cuvee was aged in oak barrels, of which 60% were new barrels, for 12 months. The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes offers a green-tinted straw-yellow colour. It reveals a quite floral nose on iris, narcissus or even orange blossom. On the palate, the 2012 Les Grandes Ruchottes is bold, unctuous with a mineral note on the finish.