Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Blanc
    Bachelet Monnot

    Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Blanc,



    Bachelet Monnot, Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Blanc, 2016

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bachelet Monnot, Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Blanc, 2016

    Like a mini Chassagne from the top of the slope. Structured, stony and minerally there is a nice backbone of austerity running through the butter, roasted nut and citrus character. Powerful but crisp and with great zing. Fermentation and élevage take place in 350L barrels, with no battonage, for 18 months. This comes from the higher part of the Fussière vineyard where the poor soil is well suited to producing white wines.

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
    Full yellow with gold highlights. Aromas of yellow fruits and soil are complicated by honey and medicinal menthol. Fat, sweet, spicy wine with good concentration and ripeness; the menthol quality carries through on the palate. Finishes with good length and punch. The estate made 50 hectoliters per hectare here, as the vines escaped the frost. They are also planted on well-drained soil, according to Alexandre Bachelet, and never produce big grapes. One of the brothers' four parcels is situated on calcaire with small rock, and another one on deeper clay soil, which gives depth to the wine.
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    2019 - 2024


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    Bachelet Monnot

    Bachelet Monnot

    In January 2005, after years of travelling France and the rest of the world gaining vital wine-making experience two budding young vignerons, brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, set up this Domaine that spans 10 hectares over the Maranges, Santenay and Puligny-Montrachet communes. With a burning desire to work with nature to make the finest possible wines, Marc and Alexandre adopt a very natural, labour-intensive approach to wine-making. Soils are ploughed, vine health carefully monitored, herbicides are forbidden and strict de-budding is carried out to limit yields, whilst all grapes are hand picked at optimum ripeness. This Domaine is a rapidly rising star. 50% new oak is employed for Grand Crus whilst mush less is used for the rest of the range which, and along with using a mixture of larger-sized barrels alongside the traditional barriques, has been instrumental in eradicating oak impact on the flavour profile of the wines. The red Maranges is produced using a small proprortion of whole bunches. Form Bourgogne to Batard these are some of Burgundy's most brilliant wines from two of its most exciting young winemakers.

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