Exciting New Burgundy coming to Marquis – Chateau de la Maltroye

2013 Chassagne Montrachet Villages Rouge, 750ml, $55.48+tax

Variety:Pinot Noir


2008 Santenay 1er Cru “La Comme”, 750ml, $60.96+tax

Variety: Chardonnay


2013 Chassagne Montrachet Villages, 750ml, $69.19

Variety: Chardonnay


2013 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru “Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye”, 750ml, $93.83

Variety: Chardonnay


Chateaux are far more common in and characteristic of Bordeaux than they are of Burgundy, where producers often work out of modest facilities despite the high prices their wines fetch.  That said, there are exceptions, and Marquis is proud to be importing several wines from Chateau de la Maltroye, who operate out of a grand 18th Century house in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, itself built over top of vaulted cellars dating from the 15th Century.  Maltroye has the distinction of owning an entire 1er Cru vineyard (a monopole in the parlance of the French appellation system) named after the Chateau – the Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye.  As with the village of Chassagne itself, Maltroye produces mostly white wines from Chardonnay, but also a red from Pinot Noir.  The wines have received lots of critical acclaim, including from renowned Burgundy experts Allen Meadows:

2013 Chassagne-Montrachet “Clos du Château de la Maltroye”                                                                          “A pure and notably floral nose enjoys additional breadth in the form of lemon peel, apple, jasmine tea and discreet spice nuances. There is even more intensity present on the wonderfully refined medium weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the beautifully balanced and impressively persistent finale that already exhibits excellent depth. This understated and admirably pure effort is really quite harmonious and should amply reward 5 to 7 years of cellaring.” 92 pts.                         (Burghound, Issue 59)