2020 1er Cru Vignes du Soleil Domaine Maxime Cottenceau

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

This is also slightly reduced and about all that can be discerned is moderate wood toast. The medium-bodied flavors are rich to the point of opulence with an abundance of sappy dry extract that coats the palate on the overtly saline, balanced and lingering finish. This rustic but powerful effort should reward 5 to 8 years of keeping, perhaps even a bit more. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, (Jan 2023)

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From a south-facing site characterized by deep, water-retentive black clays, the 2020 Montagny 1er Cru Vigne du Soleil bursts with aromas of sweet orchard fruit, fresh peach, pastry cream and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's one of the richer, more textural wines in the range. 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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