Famous since the late eighteenth century, the very nature of the Montrachet vineyard helps to make a wine out of the ordinary. Ironically, the poverty of its soil, located on a barren hill of stones and clay (Montrachet meaning bald mountain in old French), produces a wine of incredible complexity, often considered as the best white wine in the world. Covering the communes of Puligny and Chassagne, the vineyard is divided now between 17 lucky owners. Featuring a beautiful gold light, the flavors of this wine are rich and literally lining the palate with notes of yellow and white fruits, spices and cream. In high concentration. It requires many years to reach perfection. When at its peak, the Montrachet develops unmatched richness and complexity of flavors.
The best vintages for Montrachet Grand Cru :
2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1978
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Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
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Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
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