Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champgains Premier Cru 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Chassagne-Montrachet|
|Brand||Domaine Michel Niellon|
Winemaker Notes :
Champaign is located at the crest of the slope between Chassagne and Puligny; the plot totals just under half a hectare, planted in 1988. Clay and fragmented rock soil.
Showing a similar level of minerality, with gorgeous tart apple, spice, crushed rocks, and citrus pith aromas and flavors, the 2017 Chassagne Montrachet 1Er Cru Champs Gains hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright yet integrated acidity, a tight, vibrant texture, and a great finish. It’s one of the gems in this report as well as a brilliant white from this estate that should be snatched up by readers.
Opening with enticing aromas of citronella, peach, lime blossom and stone, this white is supple and intense, with persistent flavors through the long, stony, spicy aftertaste. Balanced and sophisticated, with fine length. Best from 2022 through 2032. 120 cases imported.
The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gain is already showing very well, wafting from the glass with pretty aromas of green pear, chamomile, nutmeg, wheat toast and apple. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and bright, with lovely balance and purity, its generous core of fruit underpinned by a lovely line of acid that carries through the nicely delineated finish.