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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.
94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011
Bright yellow-green. Smoky, rocky nose offers the reductive quality of an outstanding white wine. Dense and silky on entry, then superconcentrated and full in the middle, with vibrant flavors of crushed rock and pineapple carrying through a tactile, utterly gripping finish. Builds superbly on the very long aftertaste. A great premier cru from a full yield of 50 hectoliters per hectare.