Elite Burgundy Value-Lowest Price: 2012 Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie

Posted by Ian McFadden

Elite Burgundy Value
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2012 Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet
1er Cru Clos de la Maltroie

Along with Ramonet, Niellon represents the pinnacle of Chassagne-Montrachet.

Michel Niellon's tiny estate (about 6 hectares in total) is most famous for its Chevalier and Bâtard-Montrachet - these are the rare trophy bottlings, Grand Crus that sell in the vicinity of $300 a bottle.

These are wines that I love, but for me Niellon's sweet spot lies in his 1er Crus. They represent one of the great intersections of value, quality and breeding.

Today, I'm happy to offer a beautiful example of this with Niellon's 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Maltroie at $79.95 on bottles and $74.95 on 4-packs, the lowest price in the nation.

One of the things that I love about Niellon is how they are not only eminently drinkable now but also capable of holding up in the cellar for a solid decade... if not longer. There are few White Burgundies that pull this off so well. We're offering an additional break on 4-packs today to encourage you to stash some in the cellar.

Niellon's signature is a combination of weight, depth, a saturating presence on the palate with a strong streak of minerality, a muscular acidity and a fascinating thread of cool herbal resin veining through the round, yellow fruit. In short, this has everything we love in White Burgundy.

In 2012, all of this is amplified. By now, the vintage is infamous for its tiny yields and painfully small quantities. The resulting wines are insanely concentrated and deeply complex.

Niellon's 2012 1er Cru La Maltroie dramatizes the almost painfully intense nature of the vintage married to fresh, clear mineral notes and powerful acidity. When you factor in the breadth and complexity backed by the drive and the wash of minerals and spice this is one of most unique and captivating vintages of Maltroie we've encountered.

The 2012 1er Cru La Maltroie delivers a level of value that shouldn't be missed. This is one of those elite producer and sharp pricing combinations that we rarely see, and will be even rarer in 2012. Our advice is to stock up.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2012 Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet
1er Cru Clos de la Maltroie

Special Email Bottle Price: $79.95

Special Email 4-Pack Price: $299.80 ($74.95/btl)