Deze druiven zijn allemaal afkomstig uit de Puligny wijngaarden, van stokken tussen de 30 en de 50 jaar oud. Gelagerd op een mix van oude en nieuwe eik (ca 30%). Deze witte wijn heeft een uitstekende concentratie, rijp wit fruit, mineralen en frisse zuren. Uitstekende compagnon bij nobele gerechten.
Wine Advocate – Robert Parker
The 2016 Bourgogne Blanc, which comes exclusively from Puligny-Montrachet (though it will be supplemented by a new acquisition in Chassagne from 2017), was not touched by frost, as the vines were protected by fog coming down from Meursault. It had a quite rich bouquet with hints of dried honey and quince. The palate is fresh on the entry with a crisp bead of acidity.
The 2017 Bourgogne Blanc offers up aromas of lemon oil, pastry cream, crisp green apple and beeswax, followed by a medium-bodied, succulent and open-knit palate, concluding with a delicately chalky finish. It’s a good introduction to the domaine’s wines.
The 2017 vintage was a definite success for Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, where brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet continue to gradually refine their approach, building on their already considerable success. They now employ 350-liter barrels for their white wines and are less interested in cold macerations for their reds, concluding that the technique can result in excessive additions of sulfur dioxide. While the obvious collectibles in the portfolio are the Bâtard, Folatières and Referts, readers shouldn’t neglect the terrific quality for a modest tariff offered by the domaine’s Maranges and Santenay bottlings. The hearty reds from these appellations often bolstered négociant blends from grander appellations in days gone by, and the Bachelet brothers’ judicious winemaking brings out all their neglected potential.