Domaine Marc-Antonin Blain, Chassagne-Montrachet
Marc-Antonin’s tiny Domaine goes from strength to strength. After wine studies in Beaune, he worked vintages at Giaconda and Cullen in Australia, then Carrick in New Zealand. He now makes wines from vineyards previously tended by his late grandfather, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange. Marc-Antonin’s cellar is colder than that of his Blain-Gagnard parents, and his wines often spend extra months in barrel before bottling, so their complexities are different. He is one of the most modest, but also talented, members of the emerging generation of Burgundy growers – but productions and our allocations are tiny.