2017 Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Chenevottes"

SKU #1416145 91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 (from Chenevottes proper). Background hints of matchstick and sulfur are present on the riper aromas of both white and yellow orchard fruit that exhibit whiffs of citrus zest and floral nuances. The lush, rich and enveloping medium weight flavors possess good volume if not necessarily great mid-palate density, all wrapped in a seductively textured and bone dry finish. This could use a bit more overall depth but the underlying material appears to be present for that to occur. Worth checking out.  (6/2019)

89-91 points Vinous

 Less expressive on the nose than the 1er Cru, offering a touch of spicy oak that carries through onto the palate. The wine's light touch of sweetness is nicely countered by a brisk citrus character. Finishes energetic and long, with a strong citrus element.(ST)  (9/2018)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2019 | Send Email
There's been a lot of talk regarding the rising prices of white Burgundy, accompanied by a lot of hand-wringing. To be able to drink this kind of quality from a top 1er Cru site for under $60 is a godsend. Powerful, rich, structured, and brimming with waxy yellow fruits and tropical notes, this zesty, layered masterpiece is a wonderful insight into the greatness that is the 2017 white Burgundy vintage.
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2039

By: James Bradshaw | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/15/2019 | Send Email
While still youthful, there's no shortage of things to love about this charming 2017 Chenevottes. Bristling with energy, it offers up a tantalizing array of floral, citrus, and tropical fruit notes. There's a subtle richness while remaining infinitely refreshing. Like any classic Chassagne in an excellent vintage, it has the body and acidity to warrant serious time in the cellar. Only good things can be expected five, ten, fifteen years down the line. Best of all, you don't have to shell out over $100 for the experience. Count me a big fan of Château de la Maltroye!

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- 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.


- 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.


- 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.
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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.