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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.
92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011
Bright, pale green-yellow. Pungent aromas of minerals, mint and flowers. A bit less tightly coiled and explosive than the Grandes Ruchottes; broad in the mouth, with strong minerality currently dominating underlying stone fruit flavors. No easy sweetness showing today. This very long wine needs plenty of aeration or at least a few years in the cellar.