2019 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet

Chardonnay - 750ML
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DC 92
DC 92

Decanter, October 2020

2019 proved a difficult vintage; down 15% due to the difficult flowering, the heat and lack of water. Despite all of these factors, this wine - assembled from ten different parcels - is exceedingly lovely, with ripe...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Chassagne Montrachet
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet is a Chardonnay hailing from the renowned Burgundy region in France, specifically from the sub-region of Cote de Beaune within the Chassagne Montrachet appellation. This white wine is produced by Domaine Michel Niellon and comes with a cork closure. It has an alcohol content of 13.0%.

This vintage faced several challenges. As noted by Decanter, "2019 proved a difficult vintage; down 15% due to the difficult flowering, the heat and lack of water." Despite these adversities, the wine has managed to stand out impressively.

The 2019 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet is described as being assembled from ten different parcels. This blend has given rise to a wine that is characterized by its ripe citrus and pear aromas, complemented by a touch of spice on the nose. The texture is notably lively and well-balanced, even amidst the heat of the 2019 growing season.

Decanter awarded this wine a score of 92 and praised it for its excellent quality. The reviewer elaborated, "this wine is exceedingly lovely, with ripe citrus and pear aromas, and a bit of spice on the nose, with a texture that is resolutely lively and well balanced." The review suggests that the wine will further develop and recommends drinking it between 2024 and 2039.

Overall, the 2019 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet has managed to overcome a challenging vintage year to produce a wine that is both balanced and aromatic. Its combination of ripe fruit flavors and lively texture offers a promising aging potential, making it a noteworthy choice for Chardonnay enthusiasts.