Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne Vergers 1er Cru

Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Item code: 
FFG203
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Chassagne Montrachet
Wine type: 
White
Fontaine-Gagnard
Varietals: 
Chardonnay
Planted in 1972; average vine age of 40 years old. Located immediately north of Chassagne-Montrachet village on the middle slopes of the Cote d'Or.
Northeast
Gravelly, red, shallow soil. Rich in iron
lutte raisonnee
Traditional fermentation in barrel
12 months in barrel (appx. 30% new)
92
There is enough reduction present to mask the fruit but not the wisps of citrus that manage to escape the reductive funk. Otherwise there is excellent concentration to the muscular and robust big-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract on the serious and wonderfully persistent finish. This too is less refined than usual but it is certainly impressive and in particular I like the complexity. 92/2024+
Field Publication Computed: 
Burghound
Field Rating Computed: 
92\nThere is enough reduction present to mask the fruit but not the wisps of citrus that manage to escape the reductive funk. Otherwise there is excellent concentration to the muscular and robust big-bodied flavors that also coat the palate with dry extract on the serious and wonderfully persistent finish. This too is less refined than usual but it is certainly impressive and in particular I like the complexity. 92/2024+\n