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Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Rouge L'Estimée 2014


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The Paquelin family has been present in Chassagne-Montrachet since the 15th century, and its descendents are still to be found in the village. However, due to a lack of male descendents, the surnames of the in-laws, such as Coffinet (1866) and Gagnard (1925), have appeared in place of the original families' surnames. The branch founded by Jean-Noël Gagnard continues to the present day under the name of Lestimé (1994). The name of this wine, L'Estimée, is an allusion to the newest branch of the family − and it also means "the respected lady" in French. This wine also reflects the Domaine's desire to highlight a red wine from a village appellation that is mostly famous for its whites, although the reds are delicious to drink young and provide excellent value for money. The Burgundy wine trade understands this very well, and buys a goodly part of the wine produced by Chassagne Montrachet's red wine vineyards (103 hectares). In order to emphasize my commitment to defending this appellation and strengthening the identity of the 'Estimée, this wine is sold in a special bottle with unique packaging.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Cote de Beaune
Brand Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard