A wine for which we could write a whole page to tell its colourful story. Perhaps the most full-bodied of the Grand Crus of Puligny and Chassagne. Sumptuous richness, great concentration and stunning intensity. A long lived wine with too many superlatives for a short tasting note!
Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet are at the centre of the four communes that form the part of the Côte de Beaune know as the Côte des Blancs (Meursault, Blagny, Chassagne and Puligny), so named for the quality and predominance of its white wines. Bâtard Montrachet is situated where the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet meet. It borders the Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet vineyard and lies just under the Montrachet vineyard. It benefits from east exposure and chalky soils. It is the largest of the Puligny's five Grand Crus.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
This wine is fermented and aged for an average of 18 months in oak barrels before bottling. This vinification highlights the unique qualities inherent to the fruit of this great vineyard. It can produce a wine with great depth and complexity when kept in the right conditions for up to 20 years.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses