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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.
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92-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011
(just sulfited after the recent end of the malo; from vines planted in 1937): Fresh peach, orange oil and spices on the nose. Less obviously minerally today than the Dents de Chien, but dense, tactile and chewy, offering an impression of strong extract to its pineapple and oak flavors. Finishes strong, long and classically dry. Cournut told me these vines were located next to Niellon's holding under Montrachet, in the best part of the cru. "The wine is always fresh and never heavy," he said.