Agility and Punch
2013 Michel Niellon
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Crus:
Clos de la Maltroie &
Les Chaumées - Clos de la Truffière
Along with Ramonet, Domaine Michel Niellon has long stood as Chassagne's benchmark.
Niellon's 2013s are some of the best wines we've tasted from the domaine in almost a decade.
We've devoted lots of ink to the 2013 White Burgundy vintage. The wines offer a crystalline expression of minerality and beautiful sleek elegance. For purists, it's a very compelling, attention-grabbing vintage.
Niellon's 2013s take the vintage's agility and brightness and add a punch and intensity that only the best wines achieve.
For me, Niellon's 1er Crus represent a sweet spot - a place where value, quality and breeding intersect in a profound way.
Niellon is a very small estate of only 6ha. The holdings in Maltroie and Chaumées are tiny, a half of a hectare each. These are wines that disappear from the market quickly.
Niellon's signature is a combination of weight, depth, and saturating presence on the palate with a strong streak of minerality. The 2013 Maltroie and Chaumées represent purely distilled variations on this theme. Maltroie is the brighter and more lifted of the two, delivering haunting floral and citrus notes. The Chaumées offers more density and impact, with amazing delineation.
This is a gorgeous collection of wines. Everything indicates that they will age beautifully. We're offering discounted 6-packs today to encourage you to stash some in the cellar, but once again, this is a small parcel, so we encourage you to order quickly.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits