Les Parcellaires de Saulx Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean Blanc 2017 750ml
Winery notes: "POWERFUL AND PRECISE"
Vine Age: years
12~15 months in barrel
30% new barrel
Optimal Drinking 7 years
THE "CLIMAT" - Before 1000A.D., the Clos Saint Jean belonged to the female Benedictine abbey of Saint Jean Le Grand, founded in Autun in 589 by Queen Brunhild, daughter of the king of the Visigoths, Athanagild.
This complex terroir consists of lime-rich marl, yellow or red clay, scree and
Appearance: Golden and brilliant
Bouquet: Expressive, lively and precise with very elegant notes of cypress, lime
tree, mint, ferns and chlorophyll
In the mouth: Tense, lingering and precise, powerful with a good body, fresh
and mentholated, with a long, mineral finish.
Produced by Domaine Belleville
"A stunning, texturally rich Chassagne that elongates and expands in the mouth - a great sign of the potential for Les Parcellaires de Saulx (and this is from a premier cru better known for its reds). We don't know which grower of Clos St Jean this comes from, but I love the balance of salinity and rich, fleshy stone fruits. A great quality wine, only the second vintage to be produced.
Drinking Window 2019 - 2034" Tasted by Jane Anson (at Domaine Belleville, 23 May 2019). Part of Anson: All change at Burgundy's Clos de la Commaraine