2009 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 'La Maltroie' 1er Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $58.94 (reg. $74.94)
When it comes to mature white Burgundy, demand always exceeds supply, which is why we get so excited when we get an outstanding back-vintage 1er cru from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard in stock! The union of these two families in the 1980’s resulted in a patchwork of pretty incredible grand and 1er crus around the Montrachets that have endeared them to Chardonnay lovers around the world. We have the 2009 La Maltroie available for the best price of any vintage on the market and it's a superb window into this well-loved estate.
The 2009 La Maltroie is a textbook example of how decadent and rich Chassagne Montrachet can be, but with loads of balancing minerality and spice. The 2009 has finally shed its baby fat and is showing secondary characteristics to match a vibrant profile of yellow fruits, citrus zest and toast. John Gilman of View from the Cellar declared this a “beautiful wine” and we couldn’t be happier to have a vintage that is fully matured and ready to go. It can be easy to forget that great white Burgundy really does well with a bit of age, often developing for up to a decade.