Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champgains 2020 750ml

SKU: 052119 ISBN:

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru

Variety: Chardonnay


"The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gain unwinds in the glass with aromas of pear, fresh bread, confit citrus and toasted almonds. Medium to full-bodied, bright and chalky, with a charming core of fruit, lively acids and a saline finish, it's a fine effort. While Michel Coutoux and his daughter Marlène bemoan the impact of climatic extremes on their vineyards—much of the replantings of the 1980s and 1990s, which ought to be entering their prime, will have to be replaced in the near future due to the degeneration of the 161-49 rootstock—the wines of Domaine Michel Niellon themselves remain remarkably unmarked by recent dry, warm vintages. The 2020s are no exception: lively, beautifully balanced and even comparatively tightly wound after their bottling before harvest 2021, they continue a strong recent run at this estate. As ever, bottling is under natural cork."
The Wine Advocate - 92 points

"More elegant and perfumed aromas include those of just sliced apple, spiced pear and a touch of acacia blossom. There is slightly better vibrancy to the equally plump, fleshy and caressing medium-bodied flavors that terminate in a more detailed and sneaky long bitter lemon rind finish."
Allen Meadows - Burghound - 91 points