Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a wine estate in Chassagne-Montrachet particularly known for its Chardonnay wines. It was founded in 1985 by Laurence Gagnard and her husband Richard Fontaine after Laurence inherited part of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange.
The estate operates 12 hectares (30 acres) of vineyards, most of which are located in Chassagne-Montrachet, including the Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grands crus.
Les Murées is a Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru single vineyard appellation in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy. The property is a monopole from which Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard produces a single white wine from Chardonnay.
The plot lies on gentle east-facing slopes, surrounded on three sides by the buildings of Chassagne-Montrachet village. Its name comes from the low, ancient walls (murs) which surround it. The name seems somewhat tautological, as the term Clos ("enclosed") typically denotes a walled vineyard.
More austere on the nose than the other crus, though there is just a touch of anise developing with time that lends a touch of exoticism. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation. There is palpable energy here, fanning out gently with a spiciness developing on the finish.