Technical sheet

The appellation

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.

According to legend, the name of this white Grand Cru comes from how the Seigneur of Montrachet divided up the land between his two sons. One became a chevalier or a knight, and fought the enemy during the Crusades, and the other was illegitimate, giving rise to the name of Bâtard-Montrachet, located just beneath Montrachet.

The Bienvenues Bâtard climat is tucked within that of Bâtard, a tiny patch of 3.7 hectares, and the first records of it date back at least six centuries. Our plot of 0.46 hectares is one of the biggest. Planted in 1977, the vines face the rising sun.

The vine

Total area: 0.4602 hectares
Planting: 1977

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay

Soil and subsoil: Pebbly clay-limestone on a gentle slope

Plantation density: 10,000 vines per hectare

Pruning: Guyot

Latest news from the vineyard: Gaps in the vines have recently been replanted. 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.

The wine

Harvest date: August 30th, 2018 (leaf day)
Sorting: In the vines and again at the winery
Yield: 46.5 hl/ha

Pressing: In a pneumatic press in whole bunches for 2.5 hours
Settling: 8 hours

Length: 16 months in oak and 2 months in stainless-steel
New barrels: 33%
Origin of wood: Cher, Cîteaux
Stirring of the lees: Once a month until December
Light filtration

April 21st  2020  (leaf day) for magnums.
May 7th 2020 (flower day) for bottles.
Limited to 1372 bottles, 36 magnums.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

Contact us

7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

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

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Find our wines at La Maison Vougeot :
1, rue du vieux château
21640 - Vougeot
Burgundy - France
+33 3 80 61 06 10
+33 6 83 79 44 49

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