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.
This wine is rich on the palate and demonstrates notes of honeysuckle and anise with lively acidity and balance. All of these components together make for a delicate and finessed wine.