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: August 31th, 2015 (a “leaf” day in the lunar calendar)
Sorting: In the vines and again at the winery
Yield: 45 hl/ha.
Pressing: In whole bunches for 2.5 hours
Settling: 12 hours.
Duration and type: 16 months in oak and one month 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 one month before bottling
Mise en bouteille
April 10th, 2017 (a “root” day in the lunar calendar) for magnums.
April 11th, 2017 (a “root” day) for bottles.
Limited to 530 bottles and 33 magnums.
Actualités de la vigne
The earth is worked by horse. The plants are earthed up in the winter, and are sprayed with a nettle and rhubarb infusion, and preparations of horsetail and silica, tansy, sage, and yarrow. They are treated with biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of winter and in the spring, and again with 501 before flowering. They are thinned out in the spring.