Maison Chanzy, Bouzeron "Clos de la Fortune" Monopole 2020
Get to know: Maison Chanzy, Bouzeron "Clos de la Fortune" Monopole
Supple and consistent, with a chiseled texture and a vibrant liveliness. There are aromas of white flowers, peach, pear and apple with citrus and lime and hints of minerality and toast. The palate is lean and focused with good acidity and a little creamy complexity from time on lees. This is tasting great now but will develop great complexity as it ages.
Try this with seafood and oysters
The Bouzeron vineyard is located on either side of a very old valley that is partly exposed to the west. “Clos de la Fortune” is among the most famous climats. Its southeast exposure is excellent. The name of this climat should be taken literally! It comes from the Latin fortuna - "fortune, happiness, luck". The wall that is visible above “Clos de la Fortune” is probably the remainder of the wall of the fortified enclosure of the site.
Chanzy is a 80 hectare Estate, divided between Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits with their base in Bouzeron.
In 2017 Philippe Der Megreditchian purchased this historic Estate and set about a radical overhaul. Appointing Max Blondelle as winemaker, (ex. Winemaker of Domine Chanson) together they reshaped the range into a tighter offering, adding vineyards in Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune due to their purchase of Domaine Pagnotta. Consequently, this means that all of Chanzy’s wines are made with at least 90% Estate-grown fruit, practically unheard of for a Burgundian producer of this size. Chanzy owns 5 Clos including 2 Monopoles, 11 Grands Crus and 16 Premiers Crus. They are one of the few Burgundy producers to achieve Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3; the most highly regarded certification for agriculture in France.