2007 Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champgains (Burgundy, France)
Chassagne-Montrachet is a village in the Burgundy region in France. It is elite: home of world-class, stunning wines from the Chardonnay grape that set the standard for the rest of the world's infinite imitations. Great wine villages like Chassagne-Montrachet get divvied up into specific vineyards with rankings like Premier Cru (aka 1er Cru, aka amazing) or Grand Cru (aka top dog, aka extraordinary). And it's here, within the Premier Cru called Les Champgains, that Domaine Michel Niellon makes this wildly pure, electric and devastatingly delicious white Burgundy. It is a game-changer that will change your mind about Chardonnay.
Drink with friends and: butter-poached lobster, yo!
Average retail price: $57