Chassagne is the most southern of the three great, white wine appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne- Montrachet. It is rumored that in World War II, a French commander delayed an attack on the Germans for fear of damaging the prized Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in these three appellations.There is a long winemaking history in this area, reaching back to the third century.
The Premier Cru site of Les Chenevottes is located just to the north of the Chassagne-Montrachet village and lies just south of the great Montrachet Grand Cru vineyards. This gently sloping, southeast-facing parcel was planted in 1978 on clay and limestone soil. Its sunny, exposed vineyard experiences warm, dry summers and cool winters. Extremely fresh and vibrant, this wine demonstrates a balanced intensity, full of minerality and acidity with hints of coriander, mint, lemon, lime and notes of yuzu citrus.