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2007 Jean Chartron Chevalier Montrachet Clos Des Chevaliers

Retail: $275.00

$127.27

per bottle

Rating
92 Pts Wine Spectator

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2007

Varietal(s)
Chardonnay


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

Nose

apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

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Wine Spectator:

"A bit jumbled initially, revealing lemon-lime aromas and flavors, with hints of tropical fruit and stone. This is racy, with a firm structure. The finish just keeps building and building, showing promise. Best from 2014 through 2028. 150 cases made." (08/09)

Product Description:

Wine/Winemaking:
"Made from Chardonnay grapes. The color is a pale golden yellow. There is a complex and intense nose of white flowers and dried fruits (walnut, chestnut,etc.) The palate is subtle, powerful, firm and concentrated. Superb."

"100% Barrel fermentation (50% new oak barrels / 50% barrels aged 1, 2 and 3 years). Maturing on fine lees for 12 months." - Winery

Winery:
"Established in 1859 by the cooper-craftsman Jean-Edouard Dupard, Domaine Jean Chartron has been governed by five generations concerned with both the expansion and prosperity of the prestigious vineyards as the management of the rural district. The village owes him its name. In 1873, Jean-Edouard Dupard as mayor of Puligny, asked the city council to authorize by decision that the name Montrachet - the most prestigious local growth name - could be added to Puligny, the original name of the village."

"Montrachet: Mont rachet on the 1839 cadastre. Former spellings are given - > Mont Rachaz - Mont Rachat. The term Rachat or Rachet comes from the old French word Rache, formerly designating the scab: thus a shaven and scabby hill, its flat slabs of rock and kind of low walls made of just piled stones (locally called "murgers") forming its baldness."

"Never such a descriptive name could have been so accurately given to a hill: hardly emerging from the plain, the minute Montrachet hill looks like a gougere in the landscape (gougere is a well-known Burgundian small cake, made of cheesed choux pastry and served with the aperitif)."

"It naturally seems meant to be a barren land with stones and just a few meagre bushes...but when it dresses with vines it is just to wear the Golden Fleece. The origin of Puligny-Montrachet goes back to the Gallo-roman times, then called Puliniacus. The first vineyards have appeared in these times. However, the real expansion of the vineyards will only take place in 1095 when Pope Urban the Second ratifies the donation of the parish of Puligny and its land to the famous Abbey of Cluny."

"The Burgundian viticultural civilisation started in the early first Century A.D. through the impetus given by the Romans. It developed during the sixth Century when numerous monasteries have been settled in Burgundy, amongst which the abbeys of Cluny and Citeaux, famous for their influence on winegrowing. These monks who, century after century, divided the vineyards in many different plots (called "climats") and started the hierarchy of the wines, unique in the world and still in use in Burgundy."

"The influence of these abbeys over the whole Europe combined with the economic and cultural power of the Dukes of Burgundy will build up the fame of Burgundy wines. Strongly backed on many vineyards of best terroirs of Puligny-Montrachet and in its neighbourhood, Domaine Jean Chartron has naturally specialized in the vinification and the ageing of great Burgundy wines." - Winery

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