The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area.
It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.
The wine comes from 60-year-old vines, located in the southern part of Chassagne-Montrachet, facing south-east and at an altitude between 255 and 270 meters, they are planted in Chassagne limestone, which is massive and resistant to erosion , thus producing a white and stone-laden soil.
The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.
Light golden yellow. It opens on the nose with aromas of yellow fruit, toasted touches and mineral echoes; on the sip freshness and softness are balanced, even in the long and persistent finish.
Wine with great aging potential.
Taste it at a temperature of 10 ° -12 ° C. When young it is perfect with shellfish, coquillage and in general with fish dishes, even with rather elaborate preparations or in sauce. In maturity, the bouquet becomes more evolved and complex and the wine also pleasantly accompanies white meats.