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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

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  • DMC- well shipping is around $350 per case so cost prohibitive unless something ... 1re Cru, the 2010 Puligny-Montrachet 1re Cru, and the 2005 Santenay that I liked so much. The prices were really good, I thought, (in euro) 25.80 for the Pommard, 34.80 for the P-M, and 16.20 for the Santenay. The Corton, by the way, that they were really proud ... Read More

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  • JonD- Yes, the 08 Picard Meursault Premier Cru was one of the wines that starts ... whites. The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Vergers" 1er Cru that they served to me at the Chateau (had to ask and they gracefully obliged) was outstanding as a 60 euro bottle. I probably overdosed on these but I got on a roll. One road sign led to another. All i... Read More

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  • Montrachet, Meursault 1ers, and Cortons, Ho Ho!Yes you are killing it. Any highlights? That '08 Meursault 1er Genevrieres must've been great. Some other really nice wines in there too. Read More

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  • BLM, you're killin' it!  Now you really have me yearning to get ... ... and especially Puligny Montrachet, maybe next summer if things work out right. Keep enjoying yourself and keep the notes and pics comin Read More

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  • Well, BLM, you're probably drinking better than any of the rest of us on ... ... options? And was that a Montrachet/Meursault horizontal at meal? Color me green.Of course now we'll expect a Burgundy harvest report, too...I think if you check you'll see that the same 'family' (possibly extended, maybe not same individuals or core family, but s... Read More

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  • Based in Geneva? Plenty of good food and drink in that town, though not always ... some Domaine de Chevalier or Montrachet variant white just fine) which was a touchstone for my visits in the '90s and naughties.Think he's been several times, Duncan.Well either make Evian suffice, or take a surgical strike into Lyon? Otherwise get some local ex... Read More

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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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