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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.
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2011
Bright, pale yellow with a hint of green. Deeper aromas of crushed stone, lemon, nuts and smoky minerality; there's something sauvignon-like here. Then dense and tactile, with the dusty stone quality carrying through in the mouth and giving grip to the persistent, lively finish. An impressive Santenay.