Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 2018
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chassagne-Montrachet|
The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Village exhibits notions of pear, green apple and white flowers, followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly textural palate that's lively but open-knit. This is an immediate, front-loaded bottling from Fontaine-Gagnard that's adapted to near-term consumption.
The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Village is the usual blend of six lieux-dits, the biggest cuvée of the domaine, and sees 20% new oak. It has quite a concentrated bouquet of dried honey, beeswax and pressed flowers, maybe just needing a little delineation. The palate is rounded and lightly honeyed in texture, a little low in acidity, and simple but fresh on the dainty finish.