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Paul Pillot




Chassagne Montrachet

Grape Variety:


Chassagne Montrachet, La Romanée, 1er Cru, 2018

Tasting Note:

Like stones wrapped in silk this has the most beautiful melt in the mouth texture, with a tightly-coiled spring of energy at its core. Floral notes of honeysuckle and acacia make this engaging and gentle, but it is serious and persistent too with a flinty edge and hazelnut complexity. Long, fluid and assured. One of the great whites of the vintage. The domaine’s oldest vines lie in this vineyard, between 50 and 100 years old, on stony soils with a little more clay content than the Grande Montagne, Grandes Ruchottes and Caillerets. Thierry's parcel is situated at the very top of the vineyard where the soils are at their stoniest.

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