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2016 Montagny 1er Cru

Jean-Marc Vincent

A little bit of luck, a little bit a gift” is how Jean-Marc Vincent describes the opportunity to work with grapes from the lesser-known appellation of Montagny. At the southernmost end of the Côte Chalonnaise, Montagny produces wines that have the roundness of southern Burgundies while maintaining the balancing, bracing acidity so appreciated in the Côte de Beaune. Among the Vincents’ premier crus, this one distinguishes itself by its charming accessibility and subtle tension that supports but doesn’t dominate an irresistible fleshiness.

Emily Spillmann

Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent
Vineyard: .47 ha, 40 years
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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