Montrachet Wine

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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  • Petit Verdot

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  • Millot

  • Chardonnay

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • I had fishcakes for dinner yesterdfay so I opened up one of the best ... ... ... while. It was a Puliigny-Montrachet Premier Cru 'Les Folatieres' from the small negociant house of  Lucien le Moine I did write up a review on he Read More

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  • Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on 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 four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru the largest of which at 17 hec... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Premiere Cru 2004


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation was originally created for white wines only in 1937 but extended to reds as well in 1970 and refers to the two communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Remigny. There are three Grand Cru vineyards an... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2014


    Unlike the winemaker notes' description, I found this Chardonnay unremarkable, somewhat bland, and with little aroma. I have had less expensive wines from Olivier Leflaive and other Chardonnays with much more power and resonance. Read More

    Wine review by ladyjane9

  • Domaine Louis Jadot Duc de Magenta Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru "Referts" 2009


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  • Definitely have some to add. Here are the first dozen or so off the top of my ... ... Benjamin Leroux Batard Montrachet - This was a stunner had over the weekend. Gotta love a good Batard! &nbs Read More

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  • Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet 2013


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  •  jonderry saw echezeaux,Montrachet,gevery chambertin,corton charlemagne. I had been told by the wine guy from the Plano store that they would have surprises just did not expect as many. These weren't wines that were locked up behind glass except Screaming Eagle, I guess what shocked me was the number of $50-100 wines they had,also saw Insingna. ... Read More

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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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