Côte de Beaune

Domaine MICHEL NIELLON

Chassagne-Montrachet

Where it all began - Robert’s first ever ex cellar purchase of Burgundy was here, five cases of M. Niellon’s village Chassagne 1980. We have followed the domaine ever since.

Background

The name of Niellon is one of the most established in Chassagne. Michel joined his father Marcel in the 1950s and began to domaine bottle all of their wines in the ‘60s. They soon built a reputation as one of Chassagne’s finest domaines, growing from the original 4ha to today’s 7.5ha holdings. The wines are now made by Michel’s son-in-law, Michel Coutoux, who continue to uphold the domaine’s reputation for the highest quality. No herbicides are used, ploughing is carried out to control weeds and a ‘lutte raisonnée’ approach is followed to combat mildew and other vineyard maladies. Picking is early, they want to retain acidity and freshness in the grapes. Fermentations take place in stainless steel before the wines are transferred to barrique, 20-30% new, for malolactic fermentation and ageing. Robert’s first ever ex-cellar purchase of Burgundy was here, five dozen Chassagne village in 1981 and we have worked with the domaine continuously since; with Michel’s Grandson Mathieu Bresson now joining the team and quality rising ever higher we look forward to the next 39 years!

Current Vintages

White WinesVintage
Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc2017
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Maltroie2015/16
Exclusive to Robert Rolls in the UK, Vergers is a terrific vineyard, situated mid slope with lots of limestone amongst the shallow clay. It gives wines with good body but steely, mineral acidity. It does particularly well in warm vintages, both the 2014 and 2015 are fantastic.
2015
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes2015
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean2016
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru2012
Red WinesVintage
Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge2016
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