Due to the low yields caused by frost damage in April there will be no 2016 Montrachet from six owners of Montrachet. They will instead make one cuvée together – two casks equivalent to 600 bottles.
It’s the estates Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Comte Lafon, Domaine Leflaive, Guy Amiot, Lamy Pillot an Domaine Fleurot – who have joined forces to make this cuvée to avoid micro vinification of separate cuvées. They all have plots in the Chassagne part of Montrachet.
According to Bourgogne Aujourdhui the cuvée can not be sold commercially by the six estates … but it can be used for tastings and events. This has since been modified, and it seems like the six estates are still looking at the legal options – to find a way to sell the wine individually. For more details see this article.
The wine will be vinified by the negociant business of Domaine Leflaive – who acquires the grapes, vinify and bottle the wine.
See the full article – in French – on Bourgogne Aujourdhui.