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Domaine MAXIME COTTENCEAU Montagny 1er Cru "Les Bassets" 2020

Wine Region: Burgundy - France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "The 2020 Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets is terrific, unwinding in the glass with scents of freshly baked bread, pear, clear honey, nutmeg and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, it's layered and fleshy, with racy acids and terrific tension, concluding with a saline finish." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

About the winery:
Maxime Cottenceau studied viticulture and oenology in Beaune while working alongside the talented Vincent Dureuil from Domaine Dureuil-Janthial in Rully. After three years with him, Maxime settled back in his hometown of Buxy, just south of Givry in the Cote Chalonnaise, to take over the family estate. Maxime immediately put a stop to the use of herbicides, cultivating the soils and began organic conversion in 2020. Needless to say, all cellar work and vineyard work are done following the lunar cycles in true Biodynamic style. A truly exciting domain that is worth following up.

Expert Rating:
The Wine Advocate: 93+/100