This little part of the Côte de Beaune is located some 10 kilometers south of Beaune, and is where some of the greatest white Burgundy wines are produced. It is surprisingly different to our steeply sloping terroirs on the Côte de Nuits. This flattish-topped, arid hill used to be called “Mont Rachet”, literally “Bald Mountain”, which over the years was corrupted into Montrachet.
Harvest date: September 27th , 2016 (fruit day)
Sorting: In the vines and again at the winery
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Pressing: In whole bunches for 2.5 hours
Settling: 3 hours
Duration and type: 17 months in oak and three months in stainless-steel
Percentage of new oak: 50%.
Origin of the wood: Cher, Cîteaux
Number of stirrings: Once a month until December
Blended in stainless-steel for three months before bottling
Mise en bouteille
April 23th, 2018 (leaf day) for magnums.
April 24th, 2018 (fruit day) for bottles.
Limited to 532 bottles and 24 magnums