Chassagne-Montrachet is located to the south of Puligny-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune and is one of Burgundy’s greatest white wine appellations. It produces all appellations from village to Grand Cru. The word Chassagne comes from either the Latin cassanea which means an oak wood or cassanus which means oak. Until the late 19th Century the main settlement of this commune was known as Chassagne-le-Haut. However in 1879, in common with other villages in the Côte d’Or, the village was allowed to change its name replacing le Haut with name of their most famous Grand Cru Montrachet. The village appellation covers just over half of Chassagne-Montrachet. Fermentation: Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation. Ageing: 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 15% new. Barrels: Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted. Tasting notes: This wine is bold, rich and ripe. It has an elegant nose of peach aromas with buttery almond and juicy pear flavours. Attractive aromas of honeysuckle, toasted almonds and white-fleshed fruit can also be found. A wine of restrained power and great finesse.