Chassagne-Montrachet 2012 MAGNUM - Bachelet-Ramonet

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Chassagne-Montrachet in the Cote de Beaune is known for its excellent white wine produced on 5 appellations including 3 wines. Montrachet, the most famous of all, is often called ""the king of white wines"". Until recently, Chassagne-Montrachet produced especially red wine. Today, 60% of the wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are white. They are among the best white wines of Burgundy and why not France. Their popularity campaign campaign increases. Distinguished by the magazine of the wine of France in 2009, note that ""this area whose homogeneity delights us. ""Offers wine"" appellation most comprehensive of Chassagne-Montrachet with the first two best crus and grands crus Wine combines a beautiful wooded, various flowers, yellow fruits. He needs some time to open. The mouth is large, marked by citrus and a surprising freshness. The set combines the power of aromas and finesse of an integrated wine.

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SKU B385
Color White
Bottle Size 1.5 L
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
Alcohol 13.00
Main grape Chardonnay
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Maturing Barrique
Tasting Scores

RVF 16.5

When to drink 2015-2022
Vintage 2012
Vintage Description

This 2012 vintage has given a headache to Burgundy winemakers! Spring frost, high disease pressure, hailstorms in Cote de Beaune (Volnay and Pommard especially), nothing has been spared. First consequence, plummeting volumes (sometimes up to 60%), which is even more serious than the returns of 2010 and 2011 had been well below average. The advantage of this type of vintage is that the grapes that ""resist"" generally have thick skins that allow slow maturity and depth and report skin / juice that achieves beautiful concentrations of winemaking. The rare red are often concentrated wines and a nice taut and fresh balance. The whites are in the same register. Overall, the Cote de Nuits is doing better than the Cote de Beaune, where hail have left traces¿ In the latter, the appellation Beaune places itself above the rest with wines generally well balanced, crunchy fruity. Red, Volnay and Pommard have suffered a little while appellations of white Puligny and Chassagne are especially good level, a cut above for once Meursault. In Cote de Nuits appellations most are of a good standard, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges showing slightly higher.