Montagny cuvée Le Clou 2019 - Clos Salomon
Style: Mineral, elegant and aromatic
In the bottle: Montagny is located in one of the lesser known appellations in the Burgundy region, the Côte Chalonnaise. Montagny produces only white wine from the Chardonnay grape. Chardonnay from this region has a different expression than the typical white Burgundy of the famous Côte de Beaune regions or the wines further south in the Maconnais. They are more flavoursome than both. On the palate of this green, acidic wine you will find the classic Chardonnay characters of toast and spice, followed by subtle notes of allspice or nutmeg. This wine does not carry the sun-ripened aromas found in northern and southern Burgundies, but is laced with flowers, acacia honey, herbs, sweet white fruit and hints of almond or hazelnut.
Terroir: There is a range of elevation in Montagny which starts around 250 metres above sea level and goes up to 400 metres. The "Le Clou" vineyard is at the southern end of the appellation and lies between 325 and 375 metres. The advantage of the higher altitude keeps the freshness and acidity intact and the potential alcohol low. The soils are also quite deep, with red and brown clay, which helps retain water in the warmer years, as irrigation is illegal in France. The red soil is loaded with iron and gives the grapes a strong, powerful core. The backbone of this vineyard site, as well as of all of Burgundy, is the limestone content. The limestone here is called Bajocian or "crinoid" limestone, which comes from ancient sea animals that looked a lot like sea lilies. This limestone is also found in some of Burgundy's greatest vineyards.
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Domains of Burgundy||Clos Salomon|
|Prix||Less than €30|