Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Les Masures 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An intoxicating Chardonnay that was filled
with memorable mineral and lemony tastes.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot; Chassagne-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Chassagne-Montrachet; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $63.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Seared salmon with orange curry sauce, brown rice and green beans.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear glycerin looking in the large glass with a light oat straw color. Robust citrus, fresh floral and a whiff of tropical aromas. Smooth, very dusty with an exhilarating chalky mouthfeel, medium body and a 100-grit texture. Very flavorful with mostly lemon, cooked Kieffer pears and tart quince, with secondary mineral, pineapple and unripe honeydew melon. Plenty of edgy acidity that really made it VERY CRISP AND FRESH and a long noteworthy finish. It’s really the tart citrus and mineral finish that gives this Chardonnay its character. This was a clean, invigorating Chardonnay that lifted the salmon to new heights and really turned the nutty brown rice into something special. There was so much going on with this wine that its repertoire was simply a bountiful cornucopia of tastes and smells. We really enjoyed this and in the end called it an intoxicating Chardonnay that was filled with memorable mineral and lemony tastes.

Jean-Marc Pillot at at the gate to his vineyard
Photo from Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot.
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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchants; New York, New York.