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

    Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Rouge,



    Bachelet Monnot, Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Rouge, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bachelet Monnot, Maranges, La Fussière, 1er Cru, Rouge, 2015

    Being from a high, limestone-based vineyard, inevitably this shows an intense rocky, mineral characteristic, which makes this lively and moreish rather than austere. The quality of the tannins is superb. Velvety and suave, this oozes notes of dark and red berry, cherry and dry stone. Brilliant. Just 25% new oak and with 15% whole bunch fermentation that gives this such texture and appeal.



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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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