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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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  • Petit Verdot

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  • Pinot Meunier

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Grenache

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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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  • 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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  • Little known by most wine consumers, Saint Bris is an unusual wine that seems ... AOPs of Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet. Or the legendary Pinot Noirs of Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny. In addition to these two most cultivated noble grapes, Aligote is grown throughout the region, while Gamay is the key grape in... Read More

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  • DV, I'm not sure how much you want to spend...this tasting was a bit over ... ... but the Bienvenue Batard Montrachet's showed best of the whites and are probably $400+ bottles. The lowest priced reds were probably the Clos de BezeAnyhow, no need to rush in to pricey bottles...excellent Burgundy can still be had in the $50 - $100 range.1993, 2... Read More

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  • Guillemard-Clerc Chardonnay Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2008

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  • I've been anxious to try some Windy Oaks NG I'm noticing a lot of ... ... ... and faint tannins. Very Montrachet like and an oustanding value @$40.  Not released yet but have sold through 30% of the inventory already just through private tastingsLots of activity around the homestead this weekend. Had a guest stay over Friday night so we grill... Read More

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  • JD, I've enjoyed every Drouhin I've tried, both French and Oregonian. ... of theirs ('05 Chassagne-Montrachet, Chenevottes) that was one of the best chards I've ever tasted. Keep up the search. RandyF, glad to hear that Bedrock has found its way to KY, don't tell EMark but a case or two has also found its way to NC - Shhh. Hope you're able to ... Read More

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  • We can't buy much because we filled up the 20 case wine storage locker ... ... ... a Remoissenet Chassagne-Montrachet, all at half off.  There were numerous dailies in the mix to fill the three case minimum required for the 50% discount.  Some of the notables included a nice Boussieres Vacqueyras, Clos de Caillou CdR VV (rumor is it's partial... Read More

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