Chassagne-Montrachet 2012

Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies

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Region: France / Burgundy / Côte de Beaune Villages
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is one of the five villages that make up the prestigious Côte des Blancs. At altitudes varying from 250 to 350 meters, the vineyards benefit from exposures ranging from east to south and southwest. The wine comes mainly from marly limestone soils, and the three- to four-week fermentation takes place in tanks. The wine is then aged on its lees in barrel for 10 months before bottling.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
91 Points

Wine & Spirits

2014 vintage
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harvest note

2012 was a challenging growing season, characterized by unusual weather patterns. We eased gently into winter, but the mild weather gave way to very cold temperatures at the beginning of February, and hard frosts caused a bit of damage in some areas. March was far milder, allowing bud break to begin early. The weather continued to be chaotic throughout summer, with several thundery storms bringing hail to the region (mainly in the Côte de Beaune). The second half of August and the month of September saw the advent of conditions more favorable to ripening, which proceeded well. The low yields we saw helped the grapes ripen fully.

tasting note

A deeply colored, full-bodied wine of depth and intensity with rich white fruit and toasted hazelnut aromas and flavors and a persistent, earthy finish.

food pairing

An excellent companion to fish, shellfish, veal and poultry, especially in cream sauces. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or within five to eight years of the vintage.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet
PH: 3.25
ACIDITY: 3.89 g/l
ABV: 13.50%
AGING: 10 months in French oak (30% new) and stainless steel, 6 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • One of the five villages that make up the prestigious Côte des Blancs
  • The most robust wine of the Côte des Blancs
  • Pairs well with rich sauces
  • about the grape +
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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