Domaine Arnaud Baillot Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 2017 (Burgundy, France) "...rich, plump, aromatic..."
Arnaud Baillot, now presents his third vintage of limited edition Burgundy crus. Passionate about the diversity of wines the Burgundy region has to offer, Arnaud has teamed up with his wife Laure (grandaughter of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat in Chambolle-Musigny) to produce a spectacular range of villages and crus Burgundy wines. Arnaud has been hands-on all along the way, selecting the origin of the grapes, overviewing the winemaking process, choosing the type of barrels and ageing time for each individual wine. In 2017, Arnaud and Laure acquired a small vineyard in Côte de Beaune, making their first step in having their own Estate produced wines at Domaine Arnaud Baillot. Their philosophy is to respect and promote the complexity of the Burgundy wine region while producing terroir driven wines.
Chassagne-Montrachet, situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, is one of the 5 villages of the prestigious ‘Côte des Blancs’. The white wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are the most robust of the Côte des Blancs, becoming less delicate and more straight forward as one progresses southward from the Grand Cru vineyards at the Puligny border. Very limited.
"This traditional vinification in stainless steel tank brings forth the rich, plump fruit and full body of the wine, which shows a vigorous, aromatic bouquet and persistent, earthy finish."