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Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay Chassagne-Montrachet Les Blanchots Dessous 2011

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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Winemaker Notes

Les Blanchots Dessous is located just south and adjacent to the Grand Cru Criots Batard Montrachet and shares many of its qualities. Limestone rocks sit atop a clay soil and limestone bedrock providing superb drainage yet rich complex nutrients.

Les Blanchots Dessous possesses a rich and intense depth, with apple, pear, and honey mingling with herbal scents and a focused minerality. Long and powerful, it ages gracefully for 7 to 10 years, developing secondary aromas of earth & truffles.

Critical Acclaim

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Creamy and toasty, offering lime, peach and apple notes tinged by citrus and spice details. Offers a concentrated, almost viscous texture, yet remains balanced and lively, with fine intensity and a long finish that echoes the spice nuances.
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Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay

Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay

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Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay, Burgundy, France
The intimate Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay is located in the illustrious village of Chassagne, in the southern Cote de Beaune. The estate is owned by Phillippe Duvernay and his partner Laura Coffinet (together, above left) who set out on their winemaking venture with just seven vineyards, including the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet. Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay encompasses seven hectares across the appellation in total, four of which are dedicated to its outstanding white wines, in particular Chassagne, and three to red.

While the pair share in the management of this specialist boutique winery, Phillippe oversees the vineyards, where yields are strictly controlled, and cellars. He has adopted a traditional Burgundian approach to vinification, with pneumatic pressing of the grapes, followed by an overnight natural settling of the lees in tank. Following this debourbage, the wine descends by gravity for its fermentation in barrique. Philippe, uses only 25-30% new oak barrels for aging, which lasts for 12 to 15 months depending on the quality of the vintage. The exception is with the Domaine’s Batard Montrachet Grand Cru, which uses up to 50% new barrels, depending on its concentration.

All in all, intense concentration of aromas and flavors are the prevalent characteristics of the estate’s beautiful wines, which are capable of aging for decades. Their Chassagne Villages wine is made entirely from the vineyard climat of Les Blanchots Dessous, which lies just south of Criots Batard Montrachet. They also present a remarkable collection of Chassagne Premiers Crus vineyard sites, including Fairendes (the upper, northern portion of Morgeot), Caillerets and Maltroie. Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay is fortunate to own parcels of the two Premiers Crus sites that abut the great Grand Cru Montrachet itself, Dent de Chien and Les Blanchots Dessus, which Philippe affectionately refers to as "Pied de Montrachet."

Burgundy

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A legendary wine region setting the benchmark for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay worldwide, Burgundy is a perennial favorite of many wine lovers. After centuries of winemaking, the Burgundians have determined precisely which grape clone grows best on which plot of land, determined by the soil type, the elevation, and the angle in relation to the sun—this is a region firmly rooted in tradition and the concept of ‘terroir’ reigns supreme here. Because of the Napoleonic Code requiring equal distribution of property and land among all heirs, vineyard ownership in Burgundy is extremely fragmented, with some growers responsible for just one row or even one vine. This system has led to the predominance of the "negociant"—a merchant who purchases fruit from many different growers to vinify and bottle together.

Burgundy’s cool, marginal climate and Jurassic limestone soils are perfect for the production of elegant, savory, and mineral-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with plenty of acidity. Vintage variation is of particular importance here, as weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable. Spring frost and hail are near-universal risks. The Côte d’Or, a long and narrow escarpment, forms the heart of the region, split into the Côte de Nuits to the north and the Côte de Beaune to the south. The former is home to many of the world’s finest Pinot Noir wines, while Chardonnay plays a much more prominent role in the latter, though outstanding red, white, and rosé are all produced throughout. Other key appellations include the Côte Chalonnaise, home to great value Pinot Noir and sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne; the Mâconnais, producing soft and round inexpensive Chardonnay; and Chablis, the northernmost region of Burgundy and an acidity-lover’s Chardonnay paradise.

Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

In the Glass

When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.

Perfect Pairings

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.

Sommelier Secret

Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.

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