One of the heralded addresses of Chassagne, Chateau de la Maltroye, has been family-owned since 1941, with 13 hectares of significant holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet. The Domaine was built in the 18th century on top of a 400-year-old cellar, which is still used today. Wines from this address can be very limited, especially in short vintages like '21, but we were able to get some of the outstanding Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye, which has the potential to be one of the best of all time.
One of the staples of the Domaine is the Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye, which is a 2.5-hectare monopole that is enclosed by a wall within the La Maltroie vineyard. Chateau de la Maltroye is the only producer legally allowed to use the "Y" in the spelling of Maltroie. The Maltroye vineyard is part of a collection of premier crus that lies just outside the village of Chassagne-Montrachet and is adjacent to Champs-Gains. While the Domaine tends to be very secretive (you're not allowed to take pictures inside the Chateau), it is no secret that the wines here are fantastic.
The Clos du Chateau de la Maltroye has consistently been a wine praised by Burghound, averaging 93 points, showing all of the characteristics we love from Chassagne-Montrachet with an excellent balance between richness and energy. It is loaded with nuances of spice, fruit, flowers, and racy minerals that linger across the palate in beautiful harmony. The Chateau de la Maltyroye wines have lovely finesse, and this is no exception. It is one of the top buys for 2021 premier Cru white Burgundy from Chassagne this vintage and one of the best of all time here. We have low pricing here on a few cases that are due to arrive this week, and it is a tremendous buy for the category this vintage.
Burghound 93 points! "An overtly floral-suffused and more expressive nose freely offers up elegant aromas of white orchard fruit, zest and a touch of spice. There is again excellent mid-palate density to the pretty middleweight flavors that exude evident minerality on the powerful, focused and superbly long finale. This is lovely and a wine that should generously repay extended cellaring. (Drink starting 2031)"