Ex-Air Force engineer Richard Fontaine has managed a remarkable feat of excellence in his second career. In a little over 20 years, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard has become one of the very top estates in Chassagne Montrachet. However, the thoughtful, hard-working and modest Richard is no seeker of fame and acclaim preferring to concentrate on his vines and his cellar. For sheer quality, terroir definition, balance and all-round drinkability, these wines are virtually unbeatable, especially at the price. A top source.
Bottle 75cl £76.38
From an enclosed plot right next to the church in the heart of Chassagne, this wine has inviting stone fruit and sunny citrus aromas. The fruit on the palate is soft and ample with subtle flavours of white peach and white, stone fruits. Drink this harmonious wine from release. Drink from 2013.more
Bottle 75cl £86.68
Floral notes of ripe honey-blossoms on the nose, with softer acidity and a haunting, graceful finish, there is a clear step up here as we move into top gear. There is tension and nervosity that re-emerges after the initial lure and a tingling sensation that tantalises long after the wine has disappeared. Drink from 2013.more
Bottle 75cl £182.68