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About Chateau de la Maltroye
Old-timers in Chassagne remember times when the wines and vineyards here weren't nearly so coveted. When the Cournut family purchased the estate in 1940, the 6.5 acre plot behind the house was a vegetable garden. Today, the beautiful vines that run 200 meters down the hill behind the Chateau make up the priceless Maltroye 1er Cru holding, offering wines that sell for $70-$100/bottle.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2006
($66) Pale, green-tinged color. Aromas of vineyard peach, flowers and nuts. Sweeter and softer than the Chenevottes but with a solid mineral underpinning to its rich fruit. This offers excellent flavor intensity and richness, as well as considerable incipient complexity. The yield here was down by nearly half as the grapes were very small, with the result that the wine is particularly ripe for 2004 (at 13.6% natural alcohol, it's t he highest along with the Clos du Chateau). Long on the aftertaste, with lingering stone fruit flavors.