Domaine MAXIME COTTENCEAU Montagny 1er Cru "La Moulliere" 2021

Wine Region: Burgundy - France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: "Another addition to the range this year is the 2021 Montagny 1er Cru La Moulière, derived from a south-facing site characterized by clay soils over blue marl and planted to selections of Chardonnay that produce a lot of small, shot berries. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of orange zest, crisp stone fruit, white flowers and acacia honey, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and seamless, with an ample, fleshy core of fruit, lovely purity and a perfumed finish." - 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