About the Producer
Gagnard-Delagrange is one of the best domaine’s in Chassagne-Montrachet, established in 1959 when Jacques Gagnard married Marie-Josèphe Delagrange. After Jacques’ death in 2009, Marie-Josèphe and their grandson Marc-Antonin Blain took over the remaining 3 hectares. A talented and experienced winemaker, Marc-Antonin worked in the cellar for three years alongside his grandfather learning the traditional style of the domaine – wines which are elegant, refreshing and beautifully made. A domaine with an enviable reputation, quality remains exceptional. While traditional in their approach, a number of innovations have been made in recent years. Competing grasses and plants have been introduced in the vineyards to force the roots deep into the limestone, adding an extra mineral intensity to the wines. In the cellar, pressed fruit goes through a spontaneous fermentation on its lees and the wines are aged in barrels for 15 months or so, with only around 20% new oak for the Premier Crus and 30% for Grand Cru. As a result, these wines always show great character a wonderful terroir expression. Marc-Antonin emphasised the incredible intensity and freshness of the 2019s. Available in limited quantities, due to a tiny crop, this is a top-quality vintage at Gagnard-Delagrange.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
£167.50 per 6 bottle case in bond
Attractive and fresh, with a floral bouquet of honeysuckle and stone fruits and a hint of apricot. Displaying good balance and intensity, an energetic silky ripeness on the palate is underpinned by a refined mineral structure. Excellent in terms of both quality and value. Drink from 2022.
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
£222.50 per 6 bottle case in bond
From two parcels, one of which was 80% damaged by frost, this is more expressive than the 2018 at this stage. White flowers, elegant stone fruits and sweet pears abound on the nose. Lovely balance and direction on the palate with fresh apple and bright orchard fruits, and a salty mineral freshness on the finish. Drink from 2023.
2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte
£227.50 per 6 bottle case in bond
A wine which benefits from aging, this is rather restrained at the moment but shows great promise. Subtle aromas of summer flowers and stone fruits lead to an energetic palate with bright green apple flavours and a salty mineral finish. An exotic note on the mid-palate suggests further depths. Drink from 2024.
2019 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
£750 per 6 bottle case in bond
Multi-layered with an expansive floral bouquet and scents of white smoke, the palate is full of succulent peach and citrus fruits balanced by a zesty mineral freshness. Mouth-watering and elegant, this is a wine with superb depth and complexity. Would definitely benefit from cellaring. Drink from 2026.
Burgundy 2019 Enquiry Form
Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.