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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 2013
(13.4% alcohol, like the Grandes Ruchottes): Greenish-yellow color. Aromas of wet and powdered stone and pepper, plus a hint of apple. Rich, dry and slightly reduced, with dense flavors of citrus peel and minerally oyster shell. Finishes with good lemony texture as well as a note of spiced apple cider. The wine's initial sex appeal gave way to a slight finishing bitterness, but this very intense wine just needs patience.