A wonderful White Burgundy example from the Brilliant Bachelet-Monnot brothers. Aromas of crisp apple, stone fruits and butter. The palate is creamy and greatly balanced with a refreshingly high acidity.
French still white wine from Cote Chalonnaise in Burgundy (Bourgogne) France, made with Chardonnay.
Domaine Bachelet Monnot is considered as one of the rising stars in Burgundy. In an area steeped in tradition, it is rare to come across something new and exciting but here is one. Marc and Alexandre Bachelet studied at the Lycee Viticole in Beaune, and then gained extensive experience working in family and other Burgundy estates before setting up their own Domaine in 2005. Although they respect local traditions, they are determined innovators and have adopted a labour intensive approach to winemaking where no herbicides are allowed and strict de-budding is carried out in order to control yields. Receiving great revues from notorious wine critics including Stephen Tanzer, this Domaine is one to watch. View our selection.
The estate spreads over 10 hectares of vine and is planted with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All Grand Cru and red Maranges are aged in oak barrell of which 50% is new.
They produce both whites and reds under the generic Bourgogne and Maranges AOC, but also some red Santenay and whites Saint Aubin, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, Bâtard and Montrachet.