Domaine MAXIME COTTENCEAU Montagny 1er Cru "Les Bassets" 2019

Wine Region: Burgundy - France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "The 2019 Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets has turned out very well, opening in the glass with notes of beeswax, Asian pear, fresh bread, orange oil and iodine. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and precise, with tangy acids and a long, saline finish, it's an elegant, classy Montagny from this rising star of the appellation." - 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: 92+/100