Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay in Chassagne Montrachet is a true star in the making. With holdings exclusively in Chassagne, their range is hugely impressive, and we are delighted to have discovered this under-the-radar gem. The premier cru Morgeot Les Grands Clos is very enjoyable with its intense bouquet and opulent palate. The finish is succulent and long.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.