I have always enjoyed a good glass of red Chassagne as they often offer a very lively and vibrant expression of pinot noir. Often have I been drinking these wines for mere pleasure and without analyzing the wines and taking a closer look at why I … [Read more...] about Clos Saint-Jean … the red Grand Cru of Chassagne-Montrachet?
Domaine Jean Noel Gagnard
This weeks article from C. Robert Collins is about another of the overlooked but great reds of Cote de Beaune: "When history jumps up - the forgotten Santenay" The search for great wine vineyards can involve studying maps or researching list of … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #2 – the forgotten Santenay
The vineyard Blanchot Dessus is located just south of Le Montrachet - the Chassagne part of the legendary Grand Cru Montrachet. Blanchots Dessus seen from south Blanchot Dessus is a small and relatively unknown vineyard with few owners - … [Read more...] about Once Mont Rachet now Blanchot .. the unknown neighbour!
The Blanchots-Dessus is among the most powerful of the Chassagne vineyards. The 2012 edition of the Blanchots-Dessus is nevertheless a quite refined effort from this intense vineyard. In the bouquet rich and slightly dense yellow orchard fruit - … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Nöel Gagnard, Chassagne Blanchots-Dessus 2012
The Chassagne-Montrachet Les Masures (village) is a step up from Les Chaumes - although its slightly closed at the moment. The nose is showing signs of reduction - but one can still appreciate the lovely white orchard fruits and the quite delicate … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Nöel Gagnard, Chassagne Les Masures 2012
The Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumes (village) is a classic wine from the appellation. In the nose rich orchard fruits ... forward and charming ... focused by a citrus driven minerality. On the palate good weight for this level - focused by a quite … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Nöel Gagnard, Chassagne Les Chaumes 2012
The Chenevottes is quite a step up from the village level - very expressive and quite rich. In the nose rich and intense orchard fruits - with hints of some more tropical fruits - all brought forward by a citrusy and flinty minerality. On the palate … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Nöel Gagnard, Chassagne Les Chenevottes 2012
The Morgeot Les Petits Clos is a more masculine wine than many of the other Chassagne 1er crus - but the 2012 edition of this wine is surprisingly refined and delicate. In the nose very pure white and yellow orchard fruits - notes of pear, apricots - … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Nöel Gagnard, Chassagne Les Petits Clos 2012