For those who love white Burgundy, Meursault is synonymous with a huge oaky style and likewise, Chablis for its crisp, dry steeliness. But what exists in the middle ground? Chassagne-Montrachet is an appellation renowned for having flowery and delicate flavours of citrus, apricot and grapefruit. Chassagne typically spend time in oak, but in a restrained way, so that the flavour is subtle and nuanced. This is a gorgeous Chardonnay for those who love the lighter styles yet still enjoy some oak.
Domaine Larue Chassagne Montrachet is produced in a miniscule quantities, only 1500 bottles are produced each year.
Established in 1946 and now run by 3 brothers, they produce their wine as close to nature as possible, with nearly no chemicals and a divine respect for the land. The wines have purity, tension and minerality. They can be drunk now, or held for a few years.
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