If you like d’Auvenay, but think 50k for a bottle of Bourgogne Aligote is a bit surreal, here we are pleased to offer something with similar style at fair prices.
Chateau de Maltroye
Before Jean-Pierre Cournut taking over in 1995, this cellar was a shambles, and the quality of the wines reflected the mess. Jean-Pierre put things in order, and the wine has massively improved. The vines are tended by lutte raisonnée (close to organic) and now almost entirely ploughed. Yields are low, fermentation is started in tank before the must is transferred to casks (10-100% new). The whites are bottled after 12 months. Quality is now high here.
Chateau de la Maltroye was awarded two stars in the for the Best Wines of France 2012. Over the years, Chateau de la Maltroye has become one of the great classics of Chassagne Montrachet.