- Coffinet Duvernay
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Goedhuis, December 2019
Coffinet-Duvernay’s Chassagne, from a selection of parcels in the village, has an open plumpness with easy buttery fruit characters. Forward in style, there is fine depth, and the gentle honeyed finish contributes to its alluring charm.
The Coffinet family are very much part of Chassagne Montrachet’s wine aristocracy, having owned vineyards in the village since the mid-1800s. As with many Burgundian families, there are many offshoots, the result of generations of intermarriage with other famous local names. Our latest new discovery stems from Fernand Coffinet, whose daughter Laura met Philippe Duvernay from Rully, to create the exciting under-the-radar estate of Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay. Their 7 hectares of vines are split between village, eight different Premiers Crus and a gem of a parcel of Grand Cru.
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.