2020 1er Cru Montcuchot Domaine Maxime Cottenceau

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

(a rarely seen 1er). Pungent aromas consist mostly of wood and reduction so be sure to decant this if you’re going to try a bottle young. The succulent, round and almost painfully intense medium weight flavors brim with minerality on the markedly dry but not really austere finale that is sneaky long. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, (Jan 2023)

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From a site characterized by shallow, fossil-rich soils and which is shaded from the evening sun by a small parcel of woodland, the 2020 Montagny 1er Cru Montcuchot exhibits aromas of citrus zest, freshly baked bread, pear and dried white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and racy, with excellent concentration, chalky structure and a saline finish, it's an impressive effort. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 92 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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