2019 Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Chenevottes’ Premier Cru
A stone’s throw from grand cru Le Montrachet, Les Chenevottes shares similar exposure and soil types with the former. Les Chenevottes is also one of the most complex of the area’s premiers crus—this wine will drink well now yet continue to shine over the next 20 years.
The name Chenevottes comes from the French word for chanvre, which means hemp. In the past, hemp was a major crop in the area, though it was not used for smoking, but rather rope making.
- Variety Chardonnay
- Region No categories
- Volume 750ml
9 in stock
Phillippe Colin’s Burgundy-based roots run deep. His father’s lineage in Chassagne-Montrachet dates back nearly 200 years on both sides, and today, Phillippe is lucky enough to farm the fruits of their labor. After studying viticulture in Beaune, Philippe and his brother Bruno inherited the family estate, split it, and Domaine Phillippe Colin was born. Today, Philippe farms 12 hectares across Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay, Puligny-Montrachet, and Saint-Aubin. His holdings span 24 appellations across the entire designation spectrum, from village level to grand cru status.
In addition to his viticultural know-how, Phillippe’s innate knowledge of the land makes him an expert in the Côte de Beaune. He farms and vinifies with as little intervention as possible, so as to let the land speak for itself. The resulting wines are crystalline, terroir-focused, and boast a serious sense of place. We are so proud to share the minimal quantities we get of them with you at Argaux.