Château de la Maltroye
The 2017 marks Jean-Pierre Cornut’s 25th vintage at the family domain and he is delighted with the quality of the wines. He harvested early to preserve the freshness in the fruit, and then allowed the wines to go through a 28-day cuvaison without oxygen, using just three punching downs over this period. The wine is sweet, fruity and appetising with lovely fresh flavours of redcurrants, wild strawberries and Morello cherries. There is an electric, salty character which underlies the fruit. On the finish the wine is pure, a little smoky with flavours of pata negra and spice.
|Subregion||Côtes de Beaune|
|Château||Château de la Maltroye|
Founded in1941, this family owned domain is now in the hands of Jean-Pierre Cornut, the third generation. He traded in a career in the aeronautical business to return to the family home in Chassagne Montrachet in 1993 when his father fell ill. The château itself is found near the top of the village of Chassagne. Built ...