A fine but persistent mousse carries aromas and flavorsof toast, citrus and stone fruit. A dry, crisp and elegant finish speaks to the pedigree of the Domaine and this distinguished terroir.
Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard is one of the most respected producers in the world-renowned village of Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, where the family’s history can be traced back to the 15th century. In 1960, Jean-Noel expanded, through further vineyard acquisitions, the Domaine he had inherited and also began bottling wines at the estate. Under his management, the Domaine went on to achieve international acclaim. In 1989, Jean-Noel’s daughter Caroline Lestime took over. She has poured great energy into viticulture that respects the Domaine’s diverse terroirs and into winemaking practices that express them faithfully. Her bottlings include a stunning range of Bourgogne, Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations, which represent some of the world’s greatest white wine vineyards. Caroline has also contributed to the advancement of the reputation of Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge with her excellent and affordable reds.
|The 2008 Grand Lys is the Domaine’s first sparkling wine, made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from a single parcel planted to limestone and white marl in the hills of St.-Aubin. Made using the Methode Champenoise, the wine aged on its lees for 18 months before disgorgement.