Technical sheet

The appellation

Around 10 kilometers south of Beaune there is a place on the Côte where three great Burgundy white wines meet. Compared to the steep slopes of the Côte de Nuits, Montrachet is surprising because although its name is a corruption of “Mont Rachet”, meaning “bald mountain,” it’s fairly flat and arid.

The grand cru white wine Bâtard-Montrachet is said to take its name from when the Seigneur of Montrachet divided his land between his two sons. One was a knight who fought the enemy during the Crusades. The other was illegitimate, hence the name of the cru Bâtard-Montrachet, located just above Montrachet.

The vine

Plot n°1
Surface area: 10.25 ares
Aspect: South-east
Year of planting: 1970

Plot n°2
Surface area: 9.63 ares
Aspect: South-east
Year of planting: 1985

Plot n°3
Surface area : 18 ares 35
Aspect: South-east
Year of planting: 2011/2012

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Soil and sub-soil: brown limestone, thick and clayey

Planting density: 10 000 vines per hectare

Total surface: 0.3823 ha

Pruning: Cordon de Royat

Vineyard news: Ullage planted out. Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Date of harvest: August 27th, 2018 (flower day)
Sorting in the vines and on reception in the winery
Yield: 45 hl/ha

Pneumatic press of whole bunches for 2.5 hours
Settling for 12 hours

Length: 16 months in barrels and 2 month in vat.
New barrels: 33%
Origin of wood: Cher, Cîteaux
Stirring of the lees: once a month on a fruit day under a waxing moon until December
Blended in stainless-steel tanks one month before bottling

April 21st, 2020 (leaf day) for magnums.
May 7th, 2020 (flower day) for bottles.
Limited to 1476 bottles, 74 magnums.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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