2020 1er Cru Les Bassets Domaine Maxime Cottenceau

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte Chalonnaise
Village Montagny
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 14.5%
Vineyard Les Bassets

(50% new wood). This is also moderately reduced with slightly more evident wood. Once again there is outstanding mid-palate density to the broad-shouldered, lavishly rich and almost painfully intense medium weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the remarkably powerful and long finish where a touch of bitter citrus character slowly emerges. This would benefit from a few years of forbearance to integrate the wood treatment more completely. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, (Jan 2023)

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The 2020 Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets is terrific, unwinding in the glass with scents of freshly baked bread, pear, clear honey, nutmeg and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, it's layered and fleshy, with racy acids and terrific tension, concluding with a saline finish. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 93+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Aug 2022)

Domaine Maxime Cottenceau

A brand new Domaine, as young Maxime Cottenceau sets out on his solo career, having worked extensively with Vincent Dureuil.
The family have always been members of the Buxy co-op, but Maxime has seen what can be done and is clearly ambitious - even his first set of wines in 2018 were impressive, but with the 2019s he has really hit his stride. Volumes are tiny for now, but this is a domaine that will grow rapidly with more vines coming on stream each year, It has a very strong future.
Maxime has learned from Vincent, making wines with 'noble reduction' and these are intended to be long-term wines - if drinking young, he recommends opening a little ahead of time, or even a quick decant.

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