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Domaine Bachelet-Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2011     Burgundy; France     Our price $89.99

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The World’s greatest white wines are Cru-level white Burgundies!

The Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (premier Cru) wines are those made under the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation, from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in this officially recognized Premier Cru vineyard. Here, the limestone soils are at their finest and richest, bringing superb, unmatched minerality to the wines. The vineyard orientation is also at its best, allowing the grapes to benefit from exceptional ripening conditions. The soils around are characteristically “Burgundian” with a high content of limestone. There is a distinct difference, however, between the vineyard sites to the south of Chassagne-Montrachet village and those to the north. To the south, they have a higher concentration of limestone marl and red gravel – soils which suits Pinot Noir better. But to the north, the harder marlstone gives way to softer, finer limestone structures, and it is here that the world's most-respected Chardonnay is made!

Nestled among these most-prized Burgundy vineyards of Les Chaumes, La Caniere, and Les Chénes , is Morgeot.

I was beyond-lucky to spend time exploring these treasured vineyards and their respective wineries, as well as tasting some of the stunning wines produced by the smaller Domaine houses, all the while realizing the greatness of their wines! I have always said that the most sophisticated wine to experience is white Burgundy, and this spectacular Chassagne is just for that purpose. And of all of the white Burgs I tasted, the Domaine Bachelet Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot was the most exquisite, period. The brothers, Jean Louis (pictured with wife, and John) and Vincent are the 4th generation of Bachelets making wine in the Chassagne, and I met each at their winemaking facility and cellar. Not only do both brothers own their Morgeot vineyards, they vinify their own wines all under one roof. This unforgettable wine is Jean Louis' exquisite Chassagne-Montrachet, and the main reason why I had traveled to Burgundy.

This wine was greater than spectacular, and to this day, I can still remember the experience!

John’s Bachelet-Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot tasting notes:

“Dense and tightly wound, offering toast, peach, citrus and mineral flavors matched to a lively structure and supple texture. This smolders under the surface with tension and energy. Terrific length. A white not to over chill since doing so would numb it’s layering and complexity.”

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