Domaine Laurent Cognard Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets 2017 - 750ml

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90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

There are 13,000 bottles of Cognard's delicious 2017 Montagny 1er Cru Les Bassets, a pretty wine that wafts from the glass with scents of honeysuckle, peaches and pears. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with lively acids and a delicately mineral finish.

Tasting Notes

White wines from the Côte Chalonnaise are sometimes leaner and tarter than those from the Côte de Beaune despite being further south. The hilly terrain draws in cool westerly winds which delays ripening and brings freshness to the wines. Limestone soils give an underpinning of minerality and oak aging lends warmth and texture.

Food Pairing

White Burgundy, with its rich texture and toasted flavors, pairs well with white fish and shellfish, and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aging lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.