Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chassagne-Montrachet|
|Brand||Domaine Michel Niellon|
Golden yellow color. Aromas of tropical fruit, pear, apples and a touch of matchstick. A bit riper than the Bourgogne, showing flavors of baked apple spice combined with bright citrus.
2019 proved a difficult vintage; down 15% due to the difficult flowering, the heat and lack of water. Despite all of these factors, this wine - assembled from ten different parcels - is exceedingly lovely, with ripe citrus and pear aromas, and a bit of spice on the nose, with a texture that is resolutely lively and well balanced, even in the heat of 2019.
The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc exhibits notes of pear, mandarin orange, buttered toast and beeswax, followed by a medium-bodied, lively palate that displays good concentration and cut. Impressively long and saline, this has turned out very nicely.