Maison Roche de Bellene Chassagne Montrachet 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chassagne-Montrachet|
|Brand||Maison Roche de Bellene|
Our obsession at Bellene with old vines and low yields worked to our advantage in 2017. The wines show more concentration, grip and complexity as a result. In the end, the vintage was saved by the cooperation of growers who made the right decision to defend against late April frost. We were rewarded with a near perfect growing season afterwards and avoided the frost-induced challenges that most European vineyards encountered in 2017. Teamwork really paid off in this vintage.
Wine & Spirits
Selected from 1.7 acres of 55-year old vines, this Chassagne has luscious citrus notes and orange-blossom scents that read clean and clear. Its richness feels dynamic, cooled by smoky mineral notes, lasting on savory lemon-custard richness. You could drink it now and enjoy the beautiful texture, or cellar it for a year or two and see what it will become.