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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.
87-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
Sweet stone and citrus fruits and spicy oak on the nose. Fresh and limey in the mouth, offering an enticing sugar/acid balance and plenty of early seductiveness. A second cuvee was less exuberant and more taut, but offered a strong flavor of yellow peach and a similarly attractive balance of sweetness and acidity. Cournut told me he may combine these two components to make a single village wine. My score assumes that he will.