Chassagne-Montrachet, Domaine Michel Niellon, FR, 2018

$92.95 Excl. tax

Golden yellow in appearance. Aromas of pear, citrus and hints of cool menthol showing more complexity than the Bourgogne. Ripe apples and citrus notes on the palate culminate into a smooth and clean finish. WS: 92

Michel Niellon, who began working with his father Marcel in the 1950's, has crafted more than 50 vintages of extraordinary wines. The father-son team began domaine-bottling in the 1960’s and soon after, their 4-hectare estate was considered one of the very best in the village. Since 1991, Michel has shared vineyard and winemaking duties with his son-in-law, Michel Coutoux. Recently, Michel’s grandson Mathieu Bresson joined the winery as well. Today the winery has 7.5 hectares of vines, all in Chassagne-Montrachet. “We plow the vineyards for weed control and don’t use herbicides. For pest and mildew control, we practice lutte raisonnée,” explains Coutoux. Niellon does not like to wait too long before harvesting the grapes: it is preferable, he says to pick earlier rather than later. 

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