Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "MORGEOT" 2012 - Bachelet-Ramonet
The wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are of excellent value and image is timeless. When compared to their direct neighbors of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, these wines are bold and very exotic fruity. Facing south-east at mid-slope, "Morgeot" is an excellent example of these wines, warm and tropical fruity difficult to compete. This plot, known Morga in 864, comes from the Latin "Margo" meaning "edge, border." Morgeot is in fact exactly on the county border between Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire, which is an old Gallo-Roman limit. In the heart of the wine region of the Gold Coast, south of the Côte de Beaune, in the municipality of Chassagne-Montrachet, one of the five villages giving the 'White Coast' international fame that is located an amazing vineyard: Le Domaine Bachelet-Ramonet Father and Son. On these lands, more than four generations of winemakers have succeeded. Today, Bonnefoy-family Bachelet operates 13 hectares of vines ideally located at the foot of the hill on Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. The estate, boasting a modern and efficient equipment, uses two pneumatic presses and vats enamel and stainless steel. The growing team of 8 permanent, so take advantage wisely of modernity to produce and raise the wine. The white wines are aged from 14 to 16 months in oak barrels with stirring, for red wines breeding lasts 15 to 17 months. It is important to clarify that wine produced by the estate are processed and bottled on the property.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru|
|When to drink||2017-2027|
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.