Chassagne-Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche
- Site: south of the Côte de Beaune, not too far from the city of Beaune. It is one of the famous villages of the “Côte des Blancs” producing great white wines (the others are Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet).
- The vineyard (2.26 ha – 5.65 acres) is on a gradual slope.
- Some old buildings, partially ruined, are found at mid-slope – the Abbey of Morgeot.
- It had two owners: men of prayer and men of the sword: monks from the abbey and the Laguiche family.
- During the French Revolution, the abbey was ruined but the estate of the Laguiche family was spared and remains to this day.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
FOOD PAIRINGS: Due to the refinement of their bouquet and the elegance of their flavors, these great white wines are unquestionably destined to accompany haute cuisine : shellfish cooked in a light wine sauce (court-bouillon) or any delicate fish (such as Dover sole) prepared grilled or poached. The wine should be served no colder than 13°C (57°F).
TASTING NOTES: “This is a wonderful occasion to savor a great wine. Admirable light golden color. Intense and elegant aromas come to the fore. Hawthorn, apricot notes, evolve toward hints of blond tobacco. As the wine ages, there are nuances of dried fruit and rare spices. A silky texture and a subtle touch of tannin give a true personality to the wine. Remarkable aftertaste. A great white Burgundy!” – Véronique Drouhin-Boss