2019 Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Clos St Jean'

2019 Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru 'Clos St Jean'

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Positioned at the top of the slope to the west of the village, just by a large limestone quarry. Many say this vineyard is more suited to red wine, however this wine and the 2017, for me, is as good as white wine can be. Niellon’s parcel is 0.52 hectares. A little higher toned and more pure than the Chenevottes. Grapefruit and mandarin citrus lift with nuances of jasmin and dried honeysuckle. The palate is salivating with honeysuckle, jasmin, lemon juice and a slight salinity. Very pure. A little bit of puppy fat. Very detailed which builds even more so, with time in the glass.