Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007
- Appellation: Burgundy
- Location: 3 parcels in Chevalier-Montrachet
- Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
- Size: Total of 1.99 hectares (4.92 acres)Chevalier du bas sud (lower south): 6.5 ouvrées (0.69 acre), planted in 1957 and 1958Chevalier du bas nord (lower north): 21 ouvrées (2.22 acres), planted in 1955, 1964 and 1980Chevalier du haut (upper): 19 ouvrées (2.01 acres), planted in 1974
- Soil: Calcareous clay
Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking the must into cask
Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
Aged 12 months in cask, 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 96 points, 100 Best Wines of 2010 – Wine & Spirits
"Often the most aristocratic and challenging of the Montrachet grand crus, this 2007 is both supremely elegant and uncompromisingly mineral...Chris Hallowell described it as 'insanely majestic,' a phrase that sums up its unnerving power."
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 94 points – Wine Spectator
“Broad yet incisive, this white features lime, apple, white peach and mineral flavors that are matched to a vibrant frame. There’s intensity and grip, gaining elegance and expanding on the palate, with a long, mouthwatering finish.”
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 95 points – The Wine Advocate
"...Citrus zest, white pepper, and brown spices add invigoration and palate-staining intensity to a finish of lift and energy... the wine’s sheer length sensational...in 2007 it goes beyond vintage norms in sheer ripeness and richness."
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 96 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
"Wonderfully succulent and silky in the mouth, but with a firm stony edge...An ethereal essence of wet stone minerality, this powerful, concentrated, classically dry wine is also compellingly smooth on the reverberating aftertaste."