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 vine

Plot n°1
Surface area: 0.056 ha
Facing: Southeast
Planted: 1970

Plot n°2
Surface area: 0.095 ha
Facing: Southeast
Planted: 1985

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Soil and subsoil: Stony and marl limestone on a medium slope, facing east

Plantation density: 10,000 vines per hectare

Total surface: 0.151 ha

Pruning system: Guyot

Latest news from the vines: 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.

The wine

Harvest date: September 21st  , 2021 (leaf day)
Sorting: In the vines and again at the winery
Yield: 22 hl/ha

Pressing: In whole bunches for 2.5 hours
Settling: 24 hours

Duration and type: 16 months in oak and 2 months in stainless-steel.
Percentage of new oak: 0%
Toast: Medium
Origin of the wood: Cher, Cîteaux.
Number of stirrings: Once a month until December in rising moon.
Blended in stainless-steel for three months before bottling.
Light filtering.

April 17th, 2023 (flower day) for bottles.
Limited to 432 bottles.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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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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Burgundy - France
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