Chassagne-Montrachet 2006, Domaine de l'Hermitage de Nantoux
The punters at the Maranges "portes ouvertes" tasting day buzzed like pollen-hungry bees away from the Maranges towards the grands vins of the Côte de Beaune. This white Chassagne 2006 has a very pale steely colour with light citrus aromas -- little impact. Creamy, light, very pleasant, smooth, good balance. A wine that is trying (and succeeding) to please without leaving an impression. Would complement grilled sole. Effectively a budget Chassange without the Chassange personality.