Weekly wine defined: Chassagne-Montrachet

Mary writes:

In south central France lies the wine region of Burgundy and the Côte d’Or.

Côte de Beaune occupies the southern half of the Côte d’Or, and is famous for almost all of the great burgundies.

Within the commune of Chassagne are major portions of Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, two of the greatest chardonnay vineyards of France.

Chassagne-Montrachet also produces red burgundy — from the pinot noir grape — but the vineyard is more known for its spectacular and expensive chardonnays.