Juicy, ripe red and blue fruits wrap around a savory core of earth, leather, pressed herbs, crushed rocks, and flower petals in this charming ’16 Chassagne-Montrachet Clos du Château Rouge. More genial and lacy than most vintages, this bottling is all about its balance between its lush fruits and breathtaking finesse. Fine-grained tannins stud the cheeks as twin engines of savory minerals and bright acidity power this wine to a sophisticated, delicious finish. Deriving from a monopole planted more than fifty years ago, Maltroye’s Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge shows its old-vine Pinot Noir fruit in its depth, concentration and finesse. The grapes for this wine enjoy temperature-controlled fermentation, and the wine ages in barrel for 14 to 18 months before bottling. Maltroye’s Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge lives in the shadows of the estate’s renowned whites, but this wine should certainly get more attention as it offers remarkable freshness, complexity and elegance.