J.M. BOILLOT Montagny 1er Cru 2014
Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy France $29
100% Chardonnay

Côte Chalonnaise is just south of Côte de Beaune, but until 1990 there was no Côte Chalonnaise appellation for generic wines. Now Bourgogne-Côte Chalonnaise appellation covers parts of 44 villages with 5 villages having AOC status and many Premier Cru vineyards, though no Grand Crus. The village names are Rully, Mercurey, Givry, Montagny and Bouzeron.

Wine Advocate 87 points says “2014 Montagny 1er Cru from Jean-Marc Boillot has a strict, perhaps slightly conservative bouquet with bruised apple and smoky aromas, but never quite taking off as I might have expected. The palate is well balanced and offers more than the aromatics with attractive peach and Cornice pear notes, well judged acidity and just the right amount of salinity on the straightforward finish. Drink over the next 4-6 years.”