Chassagne-Montrachet Les Houillières 2016 - Benoît Ente

Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Houillières, 2016 Vintage, Benoît Ente

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Domaine Leroy was founded in 1868 by François Leroy, winemaker. Successive generations increased the activity of the estate, and Henri Leroy, integrating the estate in 1919, developed it considerably, and acquired in 1942 half of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, flagship of Burgundy. Leroy family still owns 50% of Domaine de la romanée-Conti.

Lalou Bize-Leroy, his daughter, integrated the family estate and in 1971 became CEO of Domaine Leroy. She bought estates and vineyards, extending the domain to almost 22 hectares of various vines. Since 1988, the vineyards are managed in biodynamics and the estate covers many appellations, from the simple aligoté to the grand cru Chambertin. One finds in these bottles the style which made the renown of the great burgundies. Few people have the chance to taste the production of this Côte d'Or property, as it is confidential.

The estate produces the following wines:

9 Grands Crus:
Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Renardes, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin, Chambertin.
8 Premiers Crus:
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu, Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignerondes, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes.
9 Villages: 
Auxey-Duresses « Les Lavières », Pommard « Les Trois Follots », Pommard « Les Vignots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Allots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Lavières », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Bas de Combe », Vosne-Romanée « Genaivrières », Chambolle Musigny « Les Fremières », Gevrey Chambertin.
Generic Wines: 
Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Rouge, Côteaux Bourguignons Blanc, Côteaux Bourguignons Rouge.

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
White Wine
Grape Variety
% vol.
12,5 %
Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
Domaine Benoît Ente
Les Houillières
Production method
Producer: Domaine Benoît Ente
Domaine Benoît Ente

Winemaking family from Puligny-Montrachet


From the famous Ente family, here comes Benoît. He started his career by helping his aunt on her Burgundy vineyard in 1990. Eight years later, he decided to fly solo and sold his very first vintage in 2002. When his aunt retired in 2013, she asked Benoît to take care of the family estate (whose grapevines were planted right after World War II). His brother Arnaud is a true inspiration to Benoît, and he tries to be as great a winemaker as him. He has decided to work on his wines' two main strengths: purity and elegance.

On his 6 hectares of land, mainly located around the village of Puligny-Montrachet (on the Côte de Beaune), Benoit Ente produces 12,000 bottles per year of ChardonnayBourgogne Aligoté and Pinot Noir. He uses no herbicides and no chemical fertilizers, because his relationship with his vineyard is a respectful and lasting one. His wines, which used to be rich and powerful, have progressively become more dynamic. For him, an acidic wine is much more pleasant in the mouth and can last longer in a cellar.

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