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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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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Very enjoyable tasting and evening, not surprisingly. Big thanks to Fox for ... and a pair of 2013 Chassage Montrachet 1er Chenevottes (will follow with pictures later).2013 Domaine Dublere Chassagne Montrachet 1er ChenevottesFound this fairly open and showy over two hours, though definitely on the riper, larger scaled side given the vintage. ... Read More

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  • Interestingly, found a Montebello edged out a Dunn from the same mature vintage ... ... Potel Bâtard Montrachet, 2003 Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Muscat de Constance, 1999Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein, 2001   Meal 2 (8 people; all about the red wine; indoors with airconditioning) Food:EscargotsGazpachoGoat cheese tart ... Read More

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  • I got in the mix because I am a civil servant with 20+ years of seniority, so I ... a 2012 Chateau de Chassgne Montrachet last night at Wood Tavern with our fish stew and halibut.  It even stood up well to the beef tongue terrine appetizer.  Wife and I washed it all down with a white CdR to finish it off.  The C-M wasn't Meursault, but it was r... Read More

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  • Okay, today was day one of North Berkeley Imports' warehouse sale. DMcker ... a 2011 Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet 1er Les Folatieres ($60), a trio of 2010 Bouard Bonnefoy Chassagne Montrachet 1er Maltroie ($33--for 1er!), and a couple 2010 Potet Montagny Les Reculerons, which were $12.25 per.  That's like Kendall Jackson during a Safeway buy... Read More

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  • Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain Sauzet 2005

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  • The myth of terroir will not be going away soon, as today's email from ... ... nothing quite like Chassagne Montrachet.  It’s a truly special plot of Burgundian dirt, and Fabrice Bouard-Bonnefoy has taken his wife Carine's four generations of Chassagne Montrachet know-how and turned this small and under-the-radar domaine into something spectac... Read More

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  • Utter, unmitigated rubbish, not to put too fine a point on it.Chablis has been ... a look at all the something-Montrachet variations or even further south into the Maconnaise and other outlying regions. Plenty of oak, even new, being used. Some winemakers will pitch their use of no new oak, but that tends to be as much for marketing purposes (... Read More

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  • Some 2013 White Burgs of late...Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Grand RuchottesBernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet ChenevottesDomaine Dublere Meursault CharmesDomaine Dublere Chassagne Montrachet Chenevottes  Plus a random stab at Eyrie's (entry level?) Pinot...2013 Eyrie Pinot Noir Willamette  Read More

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  • JD, for me these struck a chord.2005 Poderi Aldo Conterno Granbussia, Barolo ... Prudhon & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes2009 Chateau Montelena Chardonn Read More

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  • Windows down the 2013 Burgundy train, but found a couple deals hard to ... Sauzet Puligny Montrachet2011 Sauzet Puligny 1er Champs CanetLooked into the Kathryn Kennedy and looks really nice indeed even if I'm more reluctant to shell out $100/bottle for CA wine.Dirty & Rowdy winter release went live a few days ago as well, went for one each of t... Read More

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