2019 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge, Burgundy, France

$69.99

On the nose, Red plum, bay leaf tones, earthy and mineral. Notes of Strawberries, raspberries on the palate. Integrated texture and moderate acidity on the palate.

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$69.99

ABOUT THIS WINE

Grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks and near the end of fermentation, the wine is transferred to small oak barrels to ferment dry and complete malolactic fermentation during barrel aging. Batônnage is used sparingly as the wines of Chassagne are already rich.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

A benchmark producer of Chassagne, Michel Niellon, who began working with his father Marcel in 1957, has crafted more than 50 vintages of extraordinary wines. From the original 4-hectare estate in Chassagne-Montrachet, Michel has built a notable reputation, creating rich, ripe premiers and grands crus white Burgundies as well as a small amount of excellent premier cru red.

Today, three generations of the Niellon family currently work at the domaine. With the help of his son-in-law, Michel Coutoux, who joined him in 1991, Niellon has increased the estate’s production by buying new vineyards and building a larger winery. His grandson, Matthieu Bresson, also joined the winery, after graduating from La Lycée Viticole in Beaune. Each generation contributes their unique knowledge and expertise to create the finest wines. Sourced from 1.7 acres.

Mathieu Bresson, the son of Michel Niellon's second daughter, Chantal, became invovled with the Domaine about 10 years ago, after studying at the Lycee Vitcole in Beaune. He brings a fourth generation into the winery. Located in Chassagne Montrachet, the Domaine currently produces about 50,000 bottles of a dozen Appellations, ranging from Bourgonge Chardonnay to Premier and Grand Crus. The wines are aged in oak barrels, 20-30% new, which match terror expression of the Domaine's wines.

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Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Sustainable