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Montrachet is an AOC and Grand Cru vineyard within the Côte de Beaune region in Burgundy, France. The spelling of the name is seen in many derivations (Mont-Rachet, Mon-Rachez, etc.), but is now most typically spelled Montrachet. Le Montrachet (or sometimes Mont-Rachet) is the hillside where it is located. It is surrounded by four other Grand Crus vineyards, Chevalier-Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, and Criots-Batards-Montrachet. But Montrachet is often considered le grand kahuna of the hill. It’s all Chardonnay, all the time, and many say this is where the grape is at its ultimate finest, displaying the most balance, depth of flavor and aging potential. The appellation was established in 1937, setting forth strict rules on yields, grape ripeness at harvest, and production techniques. 

Montrachet straddles the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. The grapes are planted to face the sun for optimal ripeness, north-south in Puligny and Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Roger Belland Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot-Clos Pitois Premier Cru Monopole 2014

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  • Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Clos du Cailleret Monopole 2013

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  • This thread had me listening to my first bit of Glen Gould on the drive home. ... Auxey Duresses or Puligny Montrachet followed by some Pataille Marsanna Read More

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  • I think theyre both burgs for me this year.1982 Viard Freres Vosne Romanee 1er: ... de Beze.2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet - Incredibly pure Chardonnay with enough back bone to make it complete. Paired with a perfect Langostino dish, it was one of those epic wine moment Read More

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  • BLM, what are you setting next to it as backup?  ;-) A friend asked ... Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet premier crus (Les Chaumees and Les Vergers, a 2010 and 2012 each). Dessert to be a couple bottles of 1996 Chateau Guiraud sauternes, and some yet-to-be-clarified spirits. If I know him he'll probably sneak a couple of Didier Dagenaux S... Read More

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  • When I came to open a bottle of Rosé I bought from Delices and ... ... Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru, #6 Joh.Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, #5Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, #4 Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru, #3 Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, #2 Egon Muller-Scharz... Read More

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  • Puligny Montrachet Louis Carillon et Fils 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names ] which is famous for white wines although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet got appellation status for white wines only in 1939. There are 4 Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru.My bottle is a village level wine from ... Read More

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  • Poema Brut Cava 2005

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    Good cava. One bottle got split between my husband and me one night. Nice balance, not to sweet or dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Glad you enjoyed gents, it was all really over the top. I suppose there is some ... d'Or and the Chevalier Montrachet' Read More

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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... The '07 Sauzet Batard Montrachet was a beautiful, pure expression of Chardonnay. There was not a single note of noise or impression of alcohol. The lemon fruit was subdued and silky. If one had a knit, it may be that it wasn't a powerful wine, it was the midpoint... Read More

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