2020 Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Les Chenevottes
Les Chenevottes is situated at the edge of Chassagne-Montrachet directly below the premier cru sites of Les Chaumees and Les Vergers. Vine age is averaging from 45 years old with some ranging up to 80 years old. Aged in 12 months French oak, only 7 barrels produced per year, roughly 2,100 bottles. The vineyard is a stone’s throw from Grand Cru Le Montrachet, sharing similar exposure, soil, etc. The pedigree is as close as you can get to Grand Cru! Bouquet of mellow oak profile, never overpowering, very easy-going bouquet. Content is very gentleman style, it may not be a powerful wine, but it never needs to flesh its muscle to claim attention, perhaps more of a quiet achiever. I liked the acidity profile, neutral content and slightly saline taste, very clean and transparent.