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
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