Bourgogne and its appellations

Chassagne-Montrachet

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Coulour


    White wines - Chardonnay
    Red wines - Pinot Noir


  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 215.93 ha
    (including 118.66 ha Premier Cru).
    Reds: 92.16 ha
    (including 27.95 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018 


  • Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 55 Premiers Crus Climats.
    The commune of Chassagne-Montrachet also produces 3 appellations Grands Crus: MONTRACHET, BÂTARD-MONTRACHET, and CRIOTSBÂTARD MONTRACHET (see Fact-sheet N°52).
    Producing communes: Chassagne-Montrachet, Remigny.
    On the label, the appellations CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET and CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of their Climat of origin.
     

Wine Characteristics - Chassagne-Montrachet

Wine
Characteristics


White: this wine is the Chardonnay grape dressed in glittering gold! It boasts firm coloration with green highlights. Aromas of mayflower, acacia, and honeysuckle blend with verbena and hazelnut and in some cases toast or fresh butter. This wine boasts a profound minerality (flint). Age brings in notes of honey or ripe pear. Rounded and often opulent, its attack is instantaneous. On the palate, fleshiness is matched by mellowness, and both are equally persistent.


Red: brilliant, with purplish highlights – this wine is a well-coloured Pinot Noir. Aromas of Morello cherry and cherry-pit, wild strawberry, gooseberry, and raspberry are commonly present. Notes of animal and spice complete the bouquet. In the mouth, this wine has real substance. Its delicious fleshiness partly conceals tannins which, though somewhat austere in youth, give way with maturity to a concentrated and taste-filled structure, intriguing in its complexity.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip - Chassagne-Montrachet

Wine
Steward’s Tip

White: its opulence and power make it an ideal partner for delicate fine white meats such as poultry or veal in sauce. Fish, either in well-spiced couscous or in Asian dishes such as curries or stir-fries, are also well-suited. Salmon, in itself highly aromatic, harmonizes particularly well. The Premiers Crus appellations will readily complement crawfish, lobster, or even foie gras.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.


Red: powerful and tannic, it flatters good quality meats such as grilled or roast lamb, coating their fibres in the mouth. Its aromatic power balances that of grilled pork and of curried or tandoori-style poultry. The Premiers Crus demand, at the very least, feathered game.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.
 

Situation - Chassagne-Montrachet

Situation


In the southern part of the Côte de Beaune Chassagne-Montrachet shares with Puligny the uncontested title of the prince of the world’s dry white wines: the divine Montrachet (pronounced “Monrachay”). This fine, broad hillside brings out the very highest expression of the two Burgundian grapes - the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay, which grow here side-by side - such is the complexity of the region’s soils! Extensive marble quarries, which form a kind of cliff face, were the source of the pink and beige flagstones which went into the building of the Trocadero in Paris and more recently the Louvre Pyramid. The Chassagne- Montrachet AOC dates from 1937. It includes some plots in the neighbouring village of Remigny which share the same soil conditions.

Terroirs - Chassagne-Montrachet

Terroirs

At altitudes between 220 and 325 metres, the succession of rocks from the top down is first rauracien then callovien and finally argovien. The soil of the various Climats (named plots with distinctive qualities) ranges from pebbly limestones, through marls, to sandy soils with a Jurassic basis.

The Côte de Beaune explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Abbaye de MorgeotBlanchot dessusBois de ChassagneCailleretChamps JendreauChassagneChassagne du Clos Saint-JeanClos ChareauClos PitoisClos Saint-JeanDent de ChienEn CailleretEn RemillyEn VirondotEz CretsEz CrottesFrancemontGuerchèreLa BoudriotteLa CardeuseLa ChapelleLa Grande BorneLa Grande MontagneLa MaltroieLa RomanéeLa RoquemaureLes BaudinesLes BoirettesLes BonduesLes BrussonnesLes Champs gainLes ChauméesLes ChaumesLes ChenevottesLes CombardsLes CommesLes EmbazéesLes FairendesLes Grandes RuchottesLes Grands ClosLes MacherellesLes MuréesLes PasquellesLes Petites FairendesLes Petits ClosLes PlacesLes RebichetsLes VergersMorgeotPetingeretTête du ClosTonton MarcelVide BourseVigne BlancheVigne Derrière

Lieux-dits

Blanchot DessousBouchon de CorvéeChamp DerrièreChamps de MorjotClos BernotDessous les MuesEn JournoblotEn l'OrmeauEn PimontFontaine SotLa BergerieLa CanièreLa CanotteLa GoujonneLa PlatièreLa TêtièreLe Clos RelandLe Concis du ChampsLe ParterreLe Poirier du ClosLes BattaudesLes BenoitesLes BeuttesLes ChambresLes CharnièresLes ChaumesLes ChênesLes EncégnièresLes EssartsLes Grandes TerresLes HouillèresLes LombardesLes MasuresLes Meix GoudardLes MorichotsLes MouchottesLes PerclosLes PierresLes Plantes MomièresLes Voillenots DessousPlante du GaiePlante Saint AubinPot BoisPuits MerdreauxSur MatrongeVoillenot Dessous
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