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Chassagne-Montrachet AC 2017, Margot
  • 231. Chassagne-Montrachet AC 2017, Margot

    Domaine Marc Colin

    100% Chardonnay (13% alc.)

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    Encegnières is a brilliantly sited lieu-dit just below the grand cru Bâtard-Montrachet. From 60 year old vines and aged in 20% new oak barrels, this is rich and yet firm, with good structure and fine depth to the fruit. For drinking now to 2024.

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Damien & Joseph Colin, Domaine Marc Colin
Size of domaine
Chardonnay planted at 10,000 vines per hectare. 50 year old vines. Trained to single Guyot.
Clay at a 220m elevation above sea level. South exposition. Soil is 30cm deep.
Debudding. No green harvest. The soil is ploughed all year long. Sustainable viticulture - ‘Lutte raisonnée’ is practised against oidium and mildiou. Manual selection during harvest. Yield of 50 h/h.
Does not destalk. Pneumatic pressing with stems. Fermentation in 228L barrels at 20°C, using indigenous, natural yeast. Full malolactic fermentation. Élevage in 228L barrels for 10 months with one racking. One domaine bottling in August, fined with casein and filtered light by kieselghur.
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