One producer who expresses more than others the spirit of Chassagne-Montrachet. With pure, elegant wines that are always approachable in youth but have an incredible capacity of ageing and developing in the cellar for decades. Jean-Marc and Claudine Blain consistently produce some exemplary wines at village level and release some of the most sought-after Grand Crus from their tiny holdings of Caillerets.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08
Bottle 75cl £23.68
This gorgeous Chassagne clearly standout for its intensity and inner balance. The Clos de Murées is a family Monopole, where vines were planted in 1970 in a calcaire-rich soil that imparts a clear mineral vein to the Chardonnay produced in this small slice of heaven. An epiphany of ripe peach and pear notes rise from the glass, all wrapped in...more
Bottle 75cl £55.74
Delicious ripe, smoky yellow apples on the nose show depth and complexity. The palate is rich and creamy and underscored by a textural, chalky minerality. The wine is elevated by a vibrantly pure, citrus acidity. The finish is long, concentrated and precise. Drink from 2020.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £47.68