Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Chateau Monopole 2021 750ml

SKU: K22036 ISBN: 099990238999

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru


Winemaker Notes

An overly floral-suffused and more expressive nose freely offers elegant aromas of white orchard fruit, zest and a touch of spice. There is again excellent mid-palate density to the pretty middleweight flavors that exude evident minerality on the powerful, focus and superbly long finale. This is lovely and a wine that should generously repay extended cellaring.


The Château de Maltroye is a wonderfully restored bourgeois house. Built in the 18th century over the burnt-out ruin of a previous (15th century) building; the beautiful vaulted cellars date from that older house. It is a real compliment to the current owner, Jean-Pierre Cornut. The domaine today covers around 15 hectares – 2 of which are Santenay, the rest is Chassagne, 40% of the total is red. Jean-Pierre points to the change of fashion: both the Clos St.Jean and Boudriottes were at one time almost all pinot noir. Jean-Pierre restricts yield by green harvesting. The reds are fully de-stemmed and go into temperature-controlled tanks for a 10-14 day cold maceration, before completing fermentations in a roughly 30 day cuvaison. The whites start their fermentations in stainless steel and are then transferred to the barrels when part fermented. The barrels for the reds are kept underground, and the whites at ground-level, but the white ‘cellar’ is temperature controlled. Sometimes Jean-Pierre will warm the cellar to prolong his fermentation, or cool it to try and precipitate the tartrates from the whites while still in barrel.

The Clos du Chateau Monopole lies entirely within the Maltroie premier cru. Beautifully layered with enticing aromas of apples, pears and peach with a streak of nectarine on the bouquet with beautifully detailed minerality emerging on the palate and into the finish. Elegant and detailed with exceptionally good complexity.
Bart Hopkins