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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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  • Grenache

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  • Pinot Meunier

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  • Chardonnay

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

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  • Octopus also good as sashimi, carpaccio, and in a vinegared dish with ... ... Makes vinho verde taste like Montrachet. Read More

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  • Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques  1999 and 2002Salon ... ... 1996Etienne Sauzet Pulingny Montrachet 2005Bonneau du Martray Corton Grand Cru 2009Bonneau du Martary Corton Charlmagne Grand Cru 2009Leoville Las Cases Grand Vin 1986Chateau d'Yquem 1975,76,83,86,88,89,90,97, Read More

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  • I mentioned several days ago how much of a fan of good Burgundy chards I am. ... like Silex, or a good Batard Montrachet, are truly touchstones, IMHO. With fondue and raclette, a lot of which I've had in Switzerland and neighboring parts of France like Savoie, I also tend most often to drink whites, so the pouilly fume were perfect the other n... Read More

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  • Maison Jean Germain Puligny-Montrachet Corvee des Vignes 1988

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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 although my bottle is a village level wi... Read More

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  • Benjamin Leroux is quite a talent. Think he may have had a great year in 2011 ... Noticed he makes a Batard Montrachet as well.&nbs Read More

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  • Apparently it seems more than a few people may have already backed up their ... spray, if at all, etc.Batard Montrachet is good stuff...can't imagine cases being opened in one night though. Yeah, that must have been something. To find like minded partiers half the challeng Read More

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  • It was a crazy afternoon, with quite a few people in and out of the two ... ... two ... Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet ('95, '96 and 2000 vertical) on another occasion, but there weren't cases of it, and it was doled out sparingly to a smaller group (and prices were a bit better back then). Anyway, perhaps needless to say by now, I like good chardo... Read More

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  • Amour, used to stay at the Savoy quite a bit during the '90s and naughties. ... cases of very good Batard-Montrachet one afternoon ('96 Jean Noel Gagnard; on another later occasion also remember some much younger but excellent '05 Bachelet-Monnot Batard), with plenty of good 1990 La Chapelle syrah heading into the evening before going out for d... Read More

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

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    Wine review by martins2002


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

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