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Chassagne-Montrachet "Grandes Ruchottes"

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 five and a quarter Grandes Ruchottes vineyard lies in the best section for white Chassagne, above the road to Santenay.  The vineyards in this area  are south-east facing at 250-330 meters. 

Grandes Ruchottes is a rocky terroir, and the wine has lots of stony flavor.  It is one of the most welcoming of the Chassagne vineyards.  It is gentle, welcoming, and easygoing.  Pretty and not aggressive.

Chassagne-Montrachet "Grandes Ruchottes" label