2016 Domaine Laurent Cognard Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets

Chardonnay - 750ML
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WE 91
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

A full, ripe wine, this is rich in white fruits, but balanced by bright acidity. Produced in a vineyard close to Buxy, it has a taut edge, plenty of honey and lemon flavors, and a touch of toast. It's developing well, and...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote Chalonnaise
Appellation Montagny
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Domaine Laurent Cognard Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets is an exquisite white wine that embodies the elegance and complexity of Burgundy. With its captivating golden hue, this wine is a true feast for the eyes.

Crafted from Chardonnay grapes, this wine showcases the varietal's full potential. The nose is greeted by an intoxicating bouquet of white fruits, with hints of pear, apple, and citrus dancing delicately on the palate. As the wine unfolds, it reveals a remarkable balance between the richness of the fruit and the vibrant acidity, creating a truly harmonious experience.

Hailing from the prestigious Montagny appellation in the Cote Chalonnaise sub-region of Burgundy, this wine is a testament to the region's exceptional terroir. It is produced by the esteemed Domaine Laurent Cognard, known for their commitment to quality and tradition.

One sip of this wine, and you will be transported to the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy. The taut edge of the wine, combined with its honey and lemon flavors, creates a captivating texture that lingers on the palate. There is also a subtle touch of toast, adding depth and complexity to the overall profile.

The 2016 Domaine Laurent Cognard Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets is a wine that is destined for greatness. It has already begun to develop beautifully, but it is recommended to cellar it until 2020 to fully appreciate its potential. With its 13.5% alcohol content, this wine is a perfect companion for a special occasion or a quiet evening of indulgence.

Wine Enthusiast has awarded this wine a remarkable score of 91, further cementing its status as a true gem of Burgundy. So, uncork a bottle of this extraordinary white wine and allow yourself to be transported to the heart of France's most revered wine region.