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Chassagne-Montrachet Tonton Marcel

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  • Variety Chardonnay
  • Production 4,500 bottles
  • Acreage 0.8 hectares
  • Soil siliceous clay-limestone
  • Age of vines 15–25 years
  • Orientation south/south-east

Located at the edge of the Chassagne woods, "Tonton Marcel" features on the list of the Chassagne-Montrachet Premiers Crus. It takes its name from a dolmen that was listed in the inventory of Celtic monuments in Courtépée during the French Archaeological Congress in 1853. In the 19th century, this dolmen was used as a hut by a wine grower; so, it was called "Uncle Marcel's Stone" after him. Following the outbreak of phylloxera, the parcel was abandoned because it was difficult to cultivate due to the steep slope; the gradient runs at up to 45% in some parts. In 1971, encouraged by the former wine growers of Chassagne-Montrachet, we cleared the ground that had been invaded by oak trees, firs, and scrub, in order to plant it with chardonnay, but not until spring of 1973.

Tastevinage - millésime 2019

  • Food pairing : Wine to accompany delicate charcuterie, pan-fried foie gras, a warm cream-based starter, morel mushroom toast, fish (in white sauce and butter that is not bitter), excellent with Burgundy snails in puff pastry.
  • Serving temperature : 13 to 15°C
  • Consume : between 5 and 15 years

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