Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: MONT430
This Château lies in the heart of Mercurey and has been in the hands of the Desfontaine family for over 150 years. The impressive castle boasts a 14th century tower as well as imposing 17th century fortifications. Véronique Desfontaine is the current proprietor of this 25ha property, which is run by her two sons, Arnaud and Xavier. They have invested heavily in recent years and are producing some scintillating wines. It has been great to witness the year on year improvements at this property.
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Château de Chamilly

Château de Chamilly stands in the heart of a green valley situated to the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, 20 minutes south of Beaune. It was built during the 17th century by Noël Bouton (lieutenant general of the armies of King Louis XIV, Governor of Strasbourg and Marquis of Chamilly), on the foundations of a 14th century fortified farm. The Desfontaine family bought it, along with the surrounding land, at the beginning of the 19th century. Taken with the buildings, the land and the incomparable lifestyle, the Desfontaine family continually restore and develop the surroundings.
The vineyards are perfectly positioned with a south eastern exposure, producing perfect Chardonnay grapes. Fermented in 100% stainless steel with no oak intervention at all. A very pure and precise wine, oozing rich, clean, ripe pineapple flavours. It is balanced by an appealing freshness with a lingering hint of gunflint, followed by a delicious lingering finish.
Carpaccio of scallops with truffle olive oil and Balsamic vinegar on a bed of mixed green salads.

Decanter, 2020, The Howard dozen: Top Montagny to try, 92 points: "Les Reculerons is a 0.5ha lieu-dit with grey marl soils interspersed with silex. Ageing in concrete as added to the subtle smoky notes, with green apple and stone fruit flavours, and find acidity to finish."

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