2017 Chateau de la Maltroye Bourgogne Blanc

SKU #1416137 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A smoky nose reveals notes of straw, ripe pear and plenty of petrol influence. There is both good vibrancy and solid volume to the delicious and focused flavors that conclude in a clean, dry and crisp finish that is quite refreshing. This nicely complex offer should drink well early and with a few years of bottle age on it.  (6/2019)


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/26/2019 | Send Email
Although the outside of the bottle looks nouveau, what's happening on the inside is definitely not. This is classic Bourgogne Blanc. There is beautiful concentration and complexity here, with notes of white flowers, pears, citrus,a kiss of oak and wonderfully luxurious texture. The acid here is very vibrant and the finish is perpetual. This is a fine, fine wine

By: James Bradshaw | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/15/2019 | Send Email
This is hands down the best Bourgogne Blanc I've had this year. If tasted blind, it could very easily be mistaken for a Premier Cru Chassagne-Montrachet. Citrus, mineral, and subtle herb all join for maximum effect. Its bright acidity makes it a very quaffable wine, but give it some time in the glass, and a whole new array of flavors emerge. This is the very reason why I enjoy white Burgundy so much. For the price, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better rendition of Chardonnay. Maltroye has done an excellent job with their 2017s, starting with this exceptional Bourgogne Blanc.

By: Robert Cash | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/14/2019 | Send Email
This is a gorgeous white Burgundy that delivers far more depth and quality than its Bourgogne Blanc appellation would suggest. Beautiful aromas of white flowers, lemon zest, and subtle wood greet you on the nose. On the palate, the wine is round and firm with a great balance of fruit and acidity. and a long dry finish. Absolutely delicious!
Top Value!

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/14/2019 | Send Email
This is a serious white wine for being just a Bourgogne Blanc. You can taste the pedigree here, tons of Chassagne-Montrachet character from the first sniff to the lasting finish this is a fantastic wine. Great acidity, boatloads of fruit and a boundless energy that literally leaps from the glass. This wine is exactly what you want from a Bourgogne Blanc.
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2029

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2019 | Send Email
A super value Bourgogne Blanc that expresses its uniqueness. This wine is elegant, crisp and well-structured. The 2017 is almost like a Great Chablis and shows chalky with a mineral quality. The wine is mouth-filling and full, with a smooth and supple finish.

By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2019 | Send Email
A truly stellar effort from Maltroye, this Bourgogne Blanc possesses the verve, precision, and complexity that is seldom found at the village level. It offers Bosc pear and citrus on the nose and the theme continues into an expansive, rich, and weighty palate. Although its immensely appealing now there is no doubt that it will benefit from a few years of bottle age.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Chassagne Montrachet

- A long, wandering village in the Côte de Beaune. Fortunately, what the workaday village lacks in charm, the wines more than make up for. Most famous for its white wines, which are lovely and delicate, Chassagne-Montrachet actually produces more red than white wine. It is one of the few places in the Côte D'Or where both red and white wines are produced from Premier Cru vineyards. The Grands Crus are Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet (both shared with the neighboring village of Puligny) and Criots Bâtard Montrachet.