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Chassagne-Montrachet "Cailleret"

Premier Cru

Chassagne-Montrachet lies at the southern end of the “Côte des Blancs”, the four mile strip of the Côte de Beaune in which Puligny, Meursault and Blagny are also situated, collectively producing the most revered white wines of Burgundy. Chassagne-Montrachet covers 867 acres, of which 31 are occupied by the three great grands crus of Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet, shared with Puligny-Montrachet, and Criots-Batard-Montrachet, situated solely in Chassagne-Montrachet. Of the balance, 392 acres are in seventeen premiers crus.  The 49 acre Les Caillerets vineyard lies in the best section for white Chassagne, above the road to Santenay. 

Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets is defined by minerality.  It is a very classy wine, with lots of dustiness.  It’s the wine in Chassagne that you can’t totally pin down with an easy description, and that's why some consider it a Grand Cru level.  Minerality is the main point – little white stones, lots of limetstone.  Like the Meursault Perrieres of Chasagne-Montrachet.

Chassagne-Montrachet "Cailleret" label