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WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Chassagne-Montrachet
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

There’s Chardonnay and then there’s Premier Cru (1er) White Burgundy that transforms what some wrongly think of as a pedestrian varietal, to a magnanimous, earth-shattering, take a 10-minute extended pause to revel in what has just been swirled in the glass kind of wine. Yes, this is that White Burgundy. From Chassagne-Montrachet no less! And not just any plot, the Clos St. Jean vineyard in the hills above the town of Chassagne! One of the most exquisite communes for Chardonnay in all of Burgundy!

There is but a small amount of this to go around, and at nearly 50% off, do everything you can to snag a few bottles. This is one for the collectors, one for those that need the perfect introduction to supreme Chardonnay. It is worthy of the investment even if you feel $65 is steep for your humble pocket-book. You won’t find anything like this at this price as they normally trade well into the $100+ range.

Now the wine. Oh this beautiful, harmonious song of a wine! It’s so fresh, so minerally, so indulgent. Flowers, white peaches, yellow apples and Bosc pears, candied lemon, Meyer lemon, toasted salty hazelnuts with just the subtlest hint of oak from the 25% aging in new French barriques. It’s bursting with life and flavor. And here is a wine you can (and should if you’re opening it now) decant. It’ll expand and develop even more and knock you out of your seat (just mind your noggin). Not to mention the ageability. Stash a few in the cellar to surprise yourself in a few years.

The fellows behind Domaine Borgeot are Pascal and Laurent Borgeot (the P&L), brothers who inherited the winery in the mid-80s and have slowly snatched up a few top sites in the region. They’ve spent decades in these soils, honing their organic farming practices and perfecting natural fermentation in the cellar.

We are too fortunate to be able to share this with you. Do hurry and indulge yourself. You deserve it. 

TASTING NOTES 

Medium-bodied, opulent, but full of fresh and vibrant minerality. Notes of flowers, white peaches, yellow apples and Bosc pears, candied lemon, Meyer lemon, toasted salty hazelnuts and just a subtle hint of oak.

THE STORY TO KNOW

The Borgeot family started the winery back in 1903. Today, brothers Pascal and Laurent are fourth generation winemakers. They are in the village of Remigny, near Santenay. Together, they work 48 acres of vines, half in red, half in white. Most of their vines are 30 years old or older, with parcels of Santenay ‘Vieilles Vignes’ and Puligny Montrachet older than 50 years. For over twenty years, their vines have received only organic fertilizers. They work the soil in winter to keep down weeds and increase micro-bacteriological activity. Where they have replanted, they have chosen strains of vines that are low yielding. All these policies are aimed at bringing the harvest to full and perfect maturity.