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Chassagne-Montrachet "La Romanée"

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.  La Romanée is an eight and a quarter acre plot above the road that leads down from Chassagne, considered by some the best section in Chassagne for white wines.
 
Mounir says that Chassagne-Montrachet “La Romanée” is, to make an analogy, the most “Puligny” wine from Chassagne.  It has a lot of silkiness and sweetness, and low acidity compared to other Chassagnes; it is a very clean wine, with a particular crème brûlée character that gives  way to sweet fruit.  It is high on the hill, a sunny vineyard that sees little wind. 
   
Chassagne-Montrachet "La Romanée" label