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Vineyard owner, Henri Darnat, says that making great wines requires patience and “the courage to wait”; waiting for optimum ripeness to time the harvest as the September weather can be changeable, waiting on the wines as they ferment with their own natural rhythm barrel by barrel, waiting and tasting the wines so they are bottled at their optimum point of purity and liveliness. The pride of his work is that his wines are represented on the best restaurant lists of France and the world.
Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
The vineyards and trading activity have existed in the Darnat family since the nineteenth century. In keeping with their ancestor’s philosophy, the Darnat vineyards, now headed by Henri Darnat, are worked by hand, without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. The grapes grow on the best clay and limestone soils. The wine is barrel fermented and is aged in 25%-30% new oak barrels.
Beautiful scents of white flowers, green apple and peaches
Generous mouthfeel of honeysuckle and minerality. This wine can age gracefully for 5 years.