2018 Maranges Rouge 1er Cru ‘Fussiere’ Bachelet Monnot En Primeur will be available to purchase on Monday 6th January 2020. Although we can’t confirm orders until 6th January, we’ll be delighted to take your requests and will do our best to secure orders for you. Buying on release is usually the only time to secure the sought-after wines of the Cote d’Or. Please click here to email us your wish-list at [email protected].
We have followed brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet for some years since they took over at this 10-hectare Domaine in Maranges. A Domaine totally on track: from both improvements in the cellar buildings, to the pursuit of natural greatness in the vineyards. They even have three different types of grape press to respect every terroir. Pretty much organic, but like many growers they reserve the right to intervene in the vines, should the need arise. Wines that showcase purity of fruit and the vineyard sites. Notable as standard bearers for the relatively unknown Maranges appellation. For the whites, gentle pressing and controlled use of oxygen in the élevage of the wines is more important than excessive batonnage (lees stirring), resulting in exceptionally pure wines.
“Red cherries and berries, ripe and vibrant without sweetness, finishing dry and peppery. Sappy and moreish but with structure. Will work well with lamb and charcuterie. One year in 228 litre oak barrels.”
Davy’s Wine Merchants
Stock is currently lying ex cellars in France, wines due to land in the UK by 2021. Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.