Sunday, January 08, 2012

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Grande-Montagne" 2008, Bachelet-Ramonet

This premier cru lieu-dit has just 2.78 hectares all planted in chardonnay and includes the marvellously named lieu-dit "Tonton Marcel". The terroir is on the côteaux above the village and is considered to be one of the best lieux dits for whites due to the limestone content in the soil and the good drainage. The wine starts with a whiff of vanilla, peach, mineral and nashi pear. Lime, lemon, apple, slightly salty. Racy and sophisticated. This "Grand Montagne" lives up to the billing of the terroir. Photo shows a nashi pear.

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