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Chassagne Montrachet

Chassagne-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune is famous for the great white wines produced in the 5 appellations (see below) including 3 grands crus. Montrachet, the most famous of them, is often called "king of white wines".

Chassagne-Montrachet until recently produced mainly red wines. Although a few of them can match with the best of the Burgundy region, the overall Chassagne-Montrachet red production cannot be compared with Corton and Volnay.

Nowadays, 60% of the wines in Chassagne-Montrachet are white. They are among the best in Burgundy, even in France and are increasingly popular.

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Chassagne Montrachet wine information :

Appellations in Chassagne Montrachet:

Appellation Chassagne Montrachet Controlée

Appellation Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru

Appellation Montrachet Grand Cru

Appellation Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru

Appellation Criots Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru

Location: South of Côte de Beaune

Chassagne Montrachet, Remigny


Clayey limestone

Size: 350 ha (865 acres)

2 million bottles
60%: white - 40%: red


Red: Pinot Noir
White: Chardonnay

Type of wines: Fruity full-body red wine
Full-flavored white wine

Red: 3 to 10 years
White: 5 to 20 years

Red: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993
White: 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1989, 1985
Aromas in Chassagne Montrachet:


Ripen apple


Roast game

Grilled fish
White meat
Fish in white sauce



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About Burgundy wine region :
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