Chardonnay 1er Cru, Vincent Dancer 'Tete du Clos'
One of the highlights of the range is the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Tête du Clos a deep and complete wine evocative of pear citrus zest white flowers and buttered pastry. Medium to full-bodied satiny and layered it's concentrated and structured with terrific tension and mid-palate volume. There is a nice balance between minerality and citrus freshness with a nice fat that envelops the mouth with great length.
This Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru produced by the Vincent Dancer estate comes from the Tête du Clos' plot of Chardonnay, due to its location in the middle of the hillside, the 'Tête du Clos' climat has a soil rich in alluvial pebbles which favors the drainage of the soil which makes it a very fine typical white wine of the appellation.
Vincent Dancer grew up in Alsace, where he inherited a love of wine and photography from his father. After studying engineering, his father suggested that Vincent spend some time in Burgundy, where his family owned some vines that were being rented out to cousins. Dancer was immediately hooked, and decided to settle in Chassagne-Montrachet and make wine from the 5.5 hectares of well-situated vineyards. The winery is small even by the standards of Burgundy, and despite Dancer’s reclusive nature, the wines are well known to a small circle of restaurateurs and wine-lovers who reliably take their miniscule allocation year after year.