2018
Bienvenues-Batard-Montrache Grand Cru

Chardonnay
Description

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.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to  GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

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

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: August 27th , 2018 (flower day)
    • Yield: 45 hl/ha
    • Soil and sub-soil: brown limestone, thick and clayey
    • Planting density: 10 000 vines per hectare
    • Total surface area: 0.3823 ha
    • Pruning: Cordon de Royat
  • Aging: 16 months in barrels and 2 month in stainless steel tank
    Percentage new oak: 27%
  • Toasting: Long and slow
  • Source of wood:Cher and Citeaux
  • Light and soft filtration. No fining
  • Bottling: April 21st , 2020 (leaf day) for magnums - May 7th , 2020 (flower day) for bottles)
    • Limited to 91476 bottles, 74 magnums
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
light seafood dishes, Grilled Salmon or Halibut
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Asian pears
Sauces:
Cream Sauce; Pesto Sauce
SKU: 1VOBMOW318
$559