Domaine Blain Gagnard

Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte-de-Beaune, Bourgogne, France

Domaine Blain-Gagnard was created when in 1980 Jean-Marc Blain married Claudine, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard. This Domaine produces both high quality reds and whites but it is the whites that have attracted the attention of the hedonists; their three grand crus of Le Montrachet, Criots-Batard-Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet in particular.

There are 16 crus vinified from a total of a little more than eight hectares of vineyards. The eight premier crus are in Chassagne-Montrachet and Volnay (2 red). Chardonnay accounts for 55% of production with yields at 40-45hl/ha and less for the pinot noir.

 

Jean-Marc pursues elegance and finesse in his wines rather than power and performs traditonal vinification. Careful selection of oak using 10-15% of new for the village and premier cru while the grand crus receive around 30%.  Blain-Gagnard is one of only seven owners in the grand cru appellation of Criots-Batard-Montrachet which is stoney, south facing and considered one of the very best for whites. The Batard-Montrachet vineyard is less than half a hectare and yields the domaine just three barrels of wine. Jean-Marc Blain is a very astute, conscientious winemaker.

Domaine Blain Gagnard Wines

Whites
  • Batard-Montrachet

  • Croits-Batard-Montrachet

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St-Jean

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Boudriotte

  • Chassgne-Montrachet Morgeot

  • Chassgne-Montrachet Cailleret

  • Chassagne-Montrachet

  • Puligny-Montrachet

Reds
  • Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St-Jean

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot

  • Volnay Pitures

  • Volnay Champans

  • Chassagne-Montrachet

  • Pommard