Wine Domaine Thenard, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Clos Saint-Jean" AOC, 2014
Reviews of purchase Domaine Thenard, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Clos Saint-Jean" AOC, 2014
The wine has a straw yellow color with greenish tints.
Lovely fresh taste with hints of citrus and white fruit, complemented by hints of dried herbs and flowers, completed a long mineral finish.
Wine aroma composition consists of notes of exotic fruits, herbs and mineral shades that create a light summer bouquet.
Wine is well served with dishes of fresh fish and seafood.
Wonderful dry white wine Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Clos Saint-Jean" 2011 is made from Chardonnay grapes, grown up not far from the village of Chassagne in Burgundy, whose name translates as "the area with oaks." It has a favorable climate for planting grapes, soil composition and location. Here are born really unparalleled wine with great mineral qualities. Harvested grapes after the alcoholic fermentation gets in oak barrels and steel tanks, where the aged for 10 months. Storage capacity of wine is 12 years.
The ancient and highly respected winery Domen Tenar based family Tenar (Thenard) in 1842, is located in a small and very picturesque village of Givry in Burgundy. Over the past few decades the estate to sell their products NEGOTIANT - Houses Roland Remuassone. Their wines are bottled under the label "Thenard" only for private clients, such as Charles de Gaulle and the Papacy. In 2005, when negotsiantsky Remuassone House was sold to a group of investors from North America, Domain Tenar decided to start releasing more wines under their own label.
In 1872, Paul Thenard buy two large plot Montrachet total area of 1.86 hectares. For comparison, the largest site in Montrachet, the size of 2.06 hectares, belongs to the Marquis de Lagishu. The third largest owner in Montrachet - Bouchard Pere e Fiss with 0.89 hectares. Apart from the fact that the domain has a huge plot of this truly great vineyard site is famous for the fact that there are growing old vines. Separate areas adjacent to the famous vineyards of the Domain de la Romanee Conti, were planted between 1931 and 1972. Create wine here - memorably, it has a deep color, rich bouquet and taste.
In the XX century to the possessions of Domaine Thenard were added Grand Cru vineyards - Clos du Roi (0.9 ha) and in Corton Grand Eshezo (0.54 ha) in Flagey. These Burgundian vineyards acquired Tenar family are the most important, but the heart of the Domain is in the village of Givry. The village of Givry, retaining its medieval appearance, is famous for its ancient traditions of winemaking and has an excellent reputation for wines manufactured and are mostly red. Domain Tenar whose cellar construction of the XVIII century located in the heart of the village, has some of the best sites Givry. The largest portions of the Domain - a Premier Cru Les Bois Cheveaux, which occupies 7.66 hectares, and Premier Cru Cellier Aux Moines - 3,22 hectares. Also in Givry is a vineyard Premier Cru Clos Saint-Pierre area of 2.12 hectares, which is a monopoly - is made more structured wines in Givry. The domain also has other great vineyards in Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Verzheles and other areas. All wines Domain ripen in large barrels in a wonderful cellar of the XVIII century.
Today belongs to the descendants of Tenar Domain Fields, who cherish his legacy. Clive Coates in "The Wines of Burgundy, 2008" wrote: "Wine, create a domain Baron Tenar - Montrachet, Corton Clos du Roi and the Grand Eshezo - often the best, and the domain becomes Tenar on par with the great producers of Burgundy."