Les Héritiers St-Genys Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Clos Saint Jean" blanc 2015

Les Héritiers St-Genys Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru "Clos Saint Jean" blanc 2015

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Created in 2011 at the instigation of Patrice du Jeu, the Estate initiated a vast program of rehabilitation of the vines’ parcels to restore its “climats” to the prestige they once enjoyed. The program involves members of his family, descendants of the Saint-Genys family, and some friends whom he has convinced to join him.

This program requires rehabilitating plots that have suffered from a lack of attention for years, particularly the "Clos Marcilly", in Mercurey, where a vast replanting program was launched. 2014 was the first vintage of this exceptional 1er cru in white vinified by the estate. Since 2016 the Clos Marcilly has become a monopoly of the estate.

Patrice also works on the renovation of the historical winery of Chassagne-Montrachet. He acquired the latest equipment in order to respect of the fruits of the vine at all stages of winemaking, from harvest to bottling. Situated in the heart of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, behind the Church, the Les Héritiers Saint-Genys estate now grows just 13 other hectares of vines between “Côte de Beaune” and “Côte Chalonnaise”. In 2013, Jean-Baptiste ALINC, a famous winemaker, joined the estate to provide the quintessence of its terroirs to wine lovers.

The vines are grown sustainably, limiting the use of phytosanitary chemicals and preferring tillage to herbicides. Harvest is done by hand, directly in small drilled boxes, avoiding maceration of grapes before winemaking and limiting handling and trituration.

Located in the South of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is one of the villages — together with Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet — that make up the famous "Côte des blancs" (the slope of the whites). This name comes from cassanos, a Celtic word used for a place where oak trees grow, and rachet, which means a poor, dry, infertile soil, a paradox when thinking of the richness of its wines!

Made from Chardonnay, this prestigious wine comes from a parcel close to our cellars, in the heart of this famous premier cru, near the marble quarries of the village. The Clos Saint-Jean is ideally located just over the village, at mid-slope. It is considered to be one of the best premier cru in this village.

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

Very expressive feminine, elegant aromas, although coming from a powerful soil. Refined wine of undeniable elegance. Final leaves a slight minerality supporting the general harmony of the wine. It perfectly respects the typicality of its climate of Chassagne.

Product Details

Vintage 2015
Grape Varieties Chardonnay
Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture
Type White
Age of Vines 30-40 years old
Vinification Hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. Whole-bunch pressed followed by cold settling. Fermentation in barrels.
Elevage 14 months (25% new oak) + 2 months in tanks
Production 980 bottles & 25 magnums
Soil Type Complex but light, with chalky marl, yellow or red clay, limestone screes, and gravels.