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The Story

Le Montrachet has its origins in the 13th century. The Cistercian monks were donated a few vineyards on " le Mont Chauve " or " Mont Rachaz " between Puligny and Chassagne. Over the centuries, Le Montrachet was nicknamed the "vigne blanche du Seigneur" or "Roi des rois". It is today considered to be the greatest of all dry white wines in the world. On extremely barren land, it is the very proof that the greatest wines often come from the most extreme growing conditions. In 1838, Bouchard Père & Fils acquired 89 "ares" of this unique vineyard. 

This Premier Cru parcel is tended by a vine-grower who takes care of the vineyard up to the harvest. Working with the cycle of nature, he enables the terroir to fully express its nuances from vintage to vintage.

WINEMAKING AND MATURING

Depending on the profile of the vintage, maturing is carried out for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, with a proportion of new barrels that may be up to 15%. 

Ageing: The cellars located in the Bastions of the ancient Château de Beaune offer ideal ambient conditions. Thanks to their natural hygrometry and constant temperatures, the Grands Crus enjoy from their first youth an environment that is perfectly adapted to tranquil ageing. 

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Full rich nose. Very tight and closed in. Some oak. Very concentrated fruit. Full body. Very, very youthful. But lots of grip and vigour and very classy and profound. Excellent finish. Most impressive.  19.0p

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Beaune, Burgundy

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 Clive Coates / MW, Wine Writer (France)  tasted  Le Montrachet 2009  ( Bouchard Père & Fils )

Full rich nose. Very tight and closed in. Some oak. Very concentrated fruit. Full body. Very, very youthful. But lots of grip and vigour and very classy and profound. Excellent finish. Most impressive.  19.0p

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