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Domaine MAXIME COTTENCEAU Montagny 1er Cru "Les Bassets" 2021

Wine Region: Burgundy - France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "The 2021 Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets is beautiful, bursting with aromas of pear, sweet citrus fruit and frangipane, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy palate that's bright, precise and seamless, concluding with a long, saline finish. I really hadn't expected Cottenceau to attain such heights in 2021, simply because it was such a challenging year, but I should have had more confidence in his serious viticulture and artisanal winemaking." - 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