The vines are planted on a small, flat plot of land located at the foot of Le Montrachet, in a small triangular depression. This parcel was classified as a Première Cuvée in 1855. In the 1930s it almost made the status of Grand Cru, and actually the neighboring parcel, Les Criots, was declared Grand Cru on July 31, 1937. Blanchot-Dessus is still considered to be of equal quality to a Grand Cru. This wine produced from less than 1.2 hectares of vines, with small quanties as a result. Only 80 cases are produced each year.
Notes from The Source:
"In 1989, after returning from business school in Paris, Caroline L’Estimé took over the winemaking and vineyard direction from her father, Jean-Noël Gagnard. The style at this Chardonnay focused domaine is one of subtlety led with gentle sweet golden earth tones."