‘Les Champs Gains’ is a Puligny-Montrachet Cru that benefits from a high-altitude terroir and limestone soils, instilling in its wines aromatic purity, richness of flavour and a clear minerality – all beautifully displayed in this wine. In the glass, the wine gives aromas of pear, quince, river stones and warm baking spices. The palate is structure around bright acidity, with concentrated fruit and a long textural finish. A serious Chardonnay for the curious drinker.
In 2003, after working for Berry Bros & Rudd wine merchants for almost ten years, Michael and Fiona Ragg swapped bustling London for the small Burgundian village of Aloxe Corton where they established Mischief & Mayhem. Over time they established a large network of contacts throughout the Cote d’Or, including several grape growers they call upon each harvest to select only the best grapes for their wines.
They regularly visit all the vineyards they work with, to directly monitor vine health and vineyard development throughout the season; this ensures that their wines truly reflect the terroir-specific nature that is Burgundy. They are firm advocates of sustainable viticulture, low yields and hand harvesting. In the winery, they work traditionally to capture characters of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, and the sites they come from.