Our appellations

Chassagne-Montrachet blanc

Location:

The terroir lies close to the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. The east-facing plot is situated mid-slope at an altitude of 230 metres on a fine, light, clay-limestone soil. These Chardonnay vines were planted in 1977 at a density of 10,000 per hectare. Surface area 0.3 ha.


Cultivation:

Plain Guyot pruning, disbudded in spring, the vines are carefully managed. Soil working (earthing-up, de-earthing, harrowing) is done by machine. During the summer, disease controls are applied sparingly. Green thinning of the grapes ("vendanges en vert") is carried out as and when required by control of yields.


Vinification:

After maturity has been carefully checked, the grapes are picked by hand and taken to the vatting-house in small bins where they are lightly crushed, put through a pneumatic press, and the juices allowed to settle. The must is transferred by gravity to oak barrels for fermentation. All barrels are of 228 litres capacity and 20% are new each year. They are made by local coopers. We choose fine-grained staves from the forests of the Allier. After 10 months' elevage on fine lees, the wine is blended, treated with finings, and bottled after light filtration.


The wine:

Our Chassagne-Montrachet village is limpid and bright in appearance. The nose reveals expresses discreet oakiness and reveals white-flower notes. In the mouth, the attack is well-rounded with real body and a well-balanced finish. The yield is around 1,500 bottles.

It can be drunk young but will be even more enjoyable when kept for 4-7 years.

Try it, served at 11°-13°C, with pochouse (fish stew with white wine).

* Alcohol abuse endangers your health. Drink only in moderation.

DOMAINE LARUE : Fine burgundies - 21190 SAINT AUBIN
Téléphone: 03 85 36 62 09 - Fax: 03 85 36 66 45 - E-mail: dom.larue@wanadoo.fr - Internet: http://www.larue-vins.com

Domaine Larue, 32, rue de la Chatenière, Saint-Aubin, en Côte de Beaune (Côte-d’Or), Bourgogne. Vins de Bourgogne, premiers crus, Chardonnay, Pinot noir.