Bachelet-Monnot, 2018 Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France
Brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet formed domain Bachelet-Monnot in 2005, after their uncle (Monnot) and their father came to their aide in helping them to acquire vineyard land. They are thirs generation vignerons an enviable catalogue of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, Puligny 1er Cru Folatières, Puligny 1er Cru Referts, Batard Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and some of the best parcels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking to the point where they are now firmly established as two of Burgundy’s finest talents. These wines are on the edge of greatness, and it is difficult to say how long they will be available to the larger market before joining the ranks of Roulot, PYCM and Mikulski. Electric, racy and layered, this wine is for any Burgundy lover.
Winemakers: Mark and Alexandre Bachelet
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Terroir: 40+ year old vines in Puligny-Montrachet
Vinification: Indigenous yeast ferment, with elevage in 350L and 700L barrels (20% new.) Aged for 12 months in barrel, plus 6 months in tank before release.