2020 Domaine Borgeot Vieilles Vignes Chassagne-Montrachet
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2032|
Chassagne-Montrachet, together with Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, forms the heart of the Côte de Beaune, the valhalla of chardonnay. Domaine Borgeot is located in the village of Rémigny on the Côte de Beaune. It was founded in 1903 and is now run by fourth generation brothers Laurent and Pascal Borgeot. All the fruit comes from vineyards within the Domaine family, located in the village of Rémigny in the Côte d'Or. The total vineyard area is 23 hectares spread over the villages of Bourzeron, Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. In the vineyard, the brothers Pascal and Laurent take a 'lutte raisonnée' approach, meaning that they do everything they can to respect the principles of organic farming and avoid the use of pesticides. The magic of Domaine Borgeot lies in the two people who make these charming wines. Pascal is calm, measured and brings an element of control over Laurent, who can't sit still for a minute. As the saying goes in Burgundy, looking at the person behind the wines gives you an idea of the style of wine in your glass. Domaine Borgeot wines show Pascal's calm restraint balanced with Laurent's exuberance and liveliness.
The Domaine Borgeot Vieilles Vignes Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc is of course a 100% Chardonnay and again the grapes are all harvested by hand and sorted to ensure that only the best fruit reaches the final wine. During the vinification process, the brothers used a combination of both traditional Burgundian techniques and modern winemaking practices, with an emphasis on temperature control. 100% of the fruit was destemmed and the grapes were cooled before fermentation. Fermentation took place in open vats for 18 days with daily pumping over. After this the wine was transferred to French oak for 11-12 months. 20% of the oak barrels were new, 30% were one to five years old and the rest of the wine was aged in stainless steel tanks. In the glass, the Vieilles Vignes Chassagne-Montrachet has a light straw yellow color with golden hues in the rim. The Borgeot Vieilles Vignes has enormous complexity on the nose, with orange flowers and a dusty mineral note (lime, pebble). In the mouth it has a fantastic acidity. Something the Borgeot brothers are famous for. The acidity balances the richness of the organically grown fruit. The wine has a nice aftertaste with a hint of herbs and a light bitterness in the aftertaste.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|
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