Great to be back at Maison Chantereves to taste the 2017s from bottle with Guillaume Bott – who is one part of Chantereves.
Tomoko Kuriyama, the other part of Chantereves was busy in the vineyards pruning – its hard work running a small estate like Chantereves. I know she take equal honor and pride in the lovely wines they have made in 2017.
The 2017 vintage is a pretty and very drinkable year – very enjoyable wines. For the reds one could send a reference to vintages like 2002 or 2007 (for the reds) … both wonderful and charming vintages.
The whites seem to follow the style and pattern at Chantereves .. delicate and very pretty wines. The whites are closing in on the best whites made by Chantereves … with the Chassagne Morgeot 2017 really showing both potential and refinement.
So … lets get to work …
The red Maison Chantereves 2017
After the 2015s and the 2016s these are more classic wines … with a more normal level of concentration – yet there are very fine intensity in the 2017s here.
The red 2017 has gained weight over the winter, and they are very charming wines .. better than expected in the spring of 2018.
The vintage is sunny without being very warm and dense … very charming wines indeed.
Maison Chantereves, Bourgogne Rouge 2017
The Bourgogne rouge is offering lovely mid-palate intensity – by no means a light-footed wine. In essence this is a pretty and very enjoyable wine and will no doubt offer great pleasure for the Chantereves fans.
(Drink from 2019) – Good – (85 – 86p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Maison Chantereves, Ladoix 2017
This has really gained weight over the last six month. I do find the Ladoix terroirs interesting, as they often seem to convey a fine energy and freshness. The Ladoix has a slight citrus element – just like red Puligny and Meursault – and this even enhances the mineral notes in the wine. A very charming effort.
(Drink from 2019) – Good+ – (86 – 87p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Maison Chantereves, Volnay Les Lurets 2017
The Volnay is very much in it’s place … very pretty, balanced and precise. This is indeed a charming vintage .. and this does also suit the Volnay, producing a very lively, pure and delicate wine. A classic and very pretty Volnay seems to be the right words here – a Winehog Award for this effort.
(Drink from 2025) – Very Good – (88 – 89p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Maison Chantereves Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes 2017
After the abundantly intense vintages – 2015 and 2016 … the 2017 is a return to the more classic weight … and is really displaying the terroir. The nice intensity and density of the mid-palate fruit is giving a fine balance and considerable refinement – classic northern NSG – with tremendous charm.
(Drink from 2027) – Fine+ – (92 – 93p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
The white Maison Chantereves 2017
The whites are truly pretty and and amongst the best so far from Chantereves – perhaps a bit lighter than the 2014s but also more elegant.
The whites underline the word pretty – they are airy and delicate with a lovely purity. Lovely freshness and a nice display of minerality.
Maison Chantereves, Bourgogne Blanc 2017
The Bourgogne Blanc showing beautifully with some exotic fruit notes .. fresh and charming offering lovely balance between fruit and acidity. Fine energy and good mid-palate weight. Love the purity and the freshness – already drinking beautifully.
(Drink from 2019) – Good+ – (85 – 86p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Domaine Chantereves, Aligote 2017
The new aligote from Chantereves is from their first vineyard own vineyard .. located in the Ladoix appellation – photos below. The vines are very old – producing a lovey wine. I see this terroir each time I travel from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Beaune. The aligote is typical for old vines .. hence with a beautiful intensity .. and made right offering both balance and complexity … good ripeness give a lovely rounded feel.
(Drink from 2019) – Good+ – (87 – 88p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Maison Chantereves, Auxey Duresses
The Auxey-Duresses has unfolded offering a fine balance and intensity. Lovely acidity with classic grape notes driving the minerality forward. Love the saltiness of the minerality … this will be delightful with the right food – I really like this wine – Winehog Award.
(Drink from 2022) – Very Good – (87 – 88p) – Tasted 11/02/2019
Maison Chantereves, Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 2017
The 2017 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot is the best whites made at this estate so far, as the effortless refinement and delicacy really is this wine a notch up in my view. Lets be honest … Morgeot is perhaps not always the most elegant of Chassagne terroirs, but this is showing plenty of delicacy and refinement. Tremendous balance and airy refinement .. lovely!
(Drink from 2025) – Fine++ – (92 – 93p) – Tasted 11/02/2019