Bachelet-Monnot

“Everyone is on the lookout for Burgundy’s next white-wine star (i.e., the new Pierre-Yves Colin Morey), and brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, who created this property in 2005 from their father’s and uncle’s land, are quietly making a solid claim. Theirs is winemaking in the current, structure-minded style—lots of air for the juice, fermenting in larger barrels, finishing in steel. The wines have both character and precision, which is evident even in their village-level Puligny.” Jon Bonné, Punch Magazine

 “The 2017 vintage was a definite success for Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, where brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet continue to gradually refine their approach, building on their already considerable success. While the obvious collectibles in the portfolio are the Bâtard, Folatières and Referts, readers shouldn’t neglect the terrific quality for a modest tariff offered by the domaine’s Maranges and Santenay bottlings.”–William Kelley, Wine Advocate

From their domaine in Dezizes-les-Maranges, brothers Marc (left) and Alexandre (right) Bachelet, oversee an enviable catalogue of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, Puligny 1er Cru Folatières, Puligny 1er Cru Referts, Batard Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and some of the best parcels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking to the point where they are now firmly established as two of Burgundy’s finest talents. The whites go through a long press before being fermented with indigenous yeasts in larger 350L barrels and are aged for 12 months in barrel and an additional 6 months in stainless steel tank before release. The comparisons to some of Burgundy’s elites make complete sense as the resulting wines are breathtakingly layered, racy, and achingly long. And like many of Burgundy’s best, the reds are of equal quality with an aromatic lift, grain and texture that makes them among the most compelling Pinot Noirs made in the Côte-d’Or today.

Farming Practice:
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