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Michel Niellon

Chassagne Montrachet

Chassagne Montrachet "Vergers"

Chevalier Montrachet

Batard Montrachet


These wonderful white wines are 100% Chardonnay.

Brother-in-law of Georges Deleger, M. Niellon, is another champion of that wedge of Chassagne-Montrachet neighboring the commune of Puligny. It is there that he grows his Chassagne, Chassagne "Vergers" and Batard-Montrachet. In his blue overalls and moustache he is handsome, honest and understated - like his label. He is a man whose pride and personality are eloquently expressed in the noble bottles that bear his name.

From Making Sense of Burgundy by Matt Kramer:

A superb producer of an array of wines in Chassagne-Montrachet, the Niellon Chevalier Montrachet is stunning wine: concentrated, signature-free, and almost digital in definition. This producer rarely, if ever, lets you down.

Kramer regarding Niellon Batard Montrachet

Superb Bartard from an outstanding producer: strong, intense, and yet – the comment about the Leflaive wines notwithstanding – wonderfully refined. Niellon makes, along with Leflaive, the most stylish Batard, but not at the expense of intensity or depth. A complete wine. Reference standard.

Kramer regarding Niellon Chassagne Montrachet

A personal favorite. I am hard pressed to recall a Niellon wine that was not an exemplar of its type. His white Vergers is the biggest, richest version of this vineyard that I know, more than hinting at its proximity to Puligny. Also terrific Chenevottes, contiguous to Vergers yet indisputably different. Tasting Niellon wines ( and Ramonet) reminds one of how good white Chassagne can be—and so raely is. Most others look washed-out or flashy in comparison.