Bottles Bourgogne Size
For Burgundies and wines in comparable bottles, such as wines from Germany and Alsace, the filling level is indicated in centimeters. Measured from the bottom of the cork to the level of the wine. Levels less than 2 centimeters are not described.
Fontaine Gagnard Clos St Jean blanc 2021 Chassagne Montrachet
€85,00 incl BTW: €102,85
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The site is planted to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, making high-quality examples of both. It is the Clos Saint-Jean Premier Cru red wines that are of particular note, displaying rich, ripe characters despite their often lighter color.
The individual Clos Saint-Jean lieu-dit covers a little over five hectares (12.3 acres) of east-facing Côte d’Or midslope, but the wider site is considered to include Chassagne du Clos Saint-Jean (2 hectares/5 acres) along the same slope to the south, with Les Rebichets (5.4 hectares/13 acres) and Les Murées (1.6 hectares/4 acres) below.
These latter sites can take the Clos Saint-Jean title if the producer wishes, although they each have their own peculiarities.
The hillside above Clos Saint-Jean is occupied by a large quarry, which serves to demonstrate the area’s soil profile. This soil is pebbly and chalky, underpinned by the limestone that is found along most of the Côte d’Or.
The topsoil here generally consists of framents of this limestone and a deeply colored red clay, although this varies even within one vineyard. Although high quality reds and whites are produced across all sites here, the reds are generally held in higher regard, despite an often lighter color that belies their ageability.