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  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

Domaine Ramonet produces 24 Appellation wines from 40 Acres located primarily near the hamlets of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune region in Burgundy.  Parcels of vineyards were progressively acquired since the first acquisition in 1934, the most recent being Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise.

 

The Montrachet vineyard, at an altitude of 820 to 885 feet, produces the finest expression of the Chardonnay grape anywhere on earth. It owes its name to Mont-Rachet or Bald Hill as the soils are poor, thin and lie on hard limestones traversed by a layer of reddish marls, with the best slope in its area versus the other neighboring Grands Crus.  Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages in the 15th Century.  Its status was first recognized as a Grand Cru in 1937, which was subsequently cemented in the mid-20th century with a number of great vintages.

Buying into a Montrachet plot of land was usually something that only the most wealthy and ambitious producers attempted, but Ramonet’s purchase in 1978 is one of the most legendary stories in Burgundy.  When Père Ramonet, 72 years of age, grandfather of Noël & Jean-Claude, walked into a lawyer’s office in Beaune, he paid entirely in cash and then excused himself to return to the familiarity of his vineyards and cellar.

 

 

 

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Again, this time out of magnum. I hate it when that happens. Smokier and toastier than its jeroboam sibling, the magnum had nice spine, spine and a better finish. It flavors were more wound, and its alcohol and acidity were more noticeable
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A simply exceptional wine with astounding elegance and vitality. On the nose, apples, oranges, some butteriness blend together. It is a wine of energy, with enough of an acidic base to underwrite its rounded intensity. Some citrus and stone fruit at the mid palate, a sweetness emerges, then some flowers and notes of mint almost. But it is the exceptional balance of the wine that stops you in your tracks, exemplifying mature Burgundy, and it has thrown off its youthful brazenness and voluptuous zeal and now expresses a mineral laced complexity that keeps lapping on the palate on the lovely, lingering finish. 96 Points+

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Beaune, Burgundy

Other wines from this producer

Batard-Montrachet

Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet

Bourgogne Chardonnay

Chassagne-Montrachet A.O.C

Chassagne-Montrachet "Boudriottes"

Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Caillerets"

Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Ruchottes"

Chassagne-Montrachet "Morgeot"

Chassagne-Montrachet "Vergers"

Chevalier-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet

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 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  Montrachet 1986  ( Domaine Ramonet )

A simply exceptional wine with astounding elegance and vitality. On the nose, apples, oranges, some butteriness blend together. It is a wine of energy, with enough of an acidic base to underwrite its rounded intensity. Some citrus and stone fruit at the mid palate, a sweetness emerges, then some flowers and notes of mint almost. But it is the exceptional balance of the wine that stops you in your tracks, exemplifying mature Burgundy, and it has thrown off its youthful brazenness and voluptuous zeal and now expresses a mineral laced complexity that keeps lapping on the palate on the lovely, lingering finish. 96 Points+

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Montrachet 1986  ( Domaine Ramonet )

"Again, this time out of magnum. I hate it when that happens. Smokier and toastier than its jeroboam sibling, the magnum had nice spine, spine and a better finish. It flavors were more wound, and its alcohol and acidity were more noticeable "

2y 3d ago

94p
 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Montrachet 1986  ( Domaine Ramonet )

"A magnum of 1986 Ramonet Montrachet had a sweet and pure nose, with the style, balance, depth and reserve that only Montrachet could have. Its sweetness in the nose was buttery in the usual style of the vintage. The palate was rich, heady and alcoholic; a touch square yet still stellar. Baked bread crust aromas and flavors joined the party. Big, buttery and brawny, there was an alcoholic pop to its finish"

4y 8m ago

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Montrachet 1986  ( Domaine Ramonet )

"Had a spiny and fresh nose that was quite vibrant and minerally. While it was racy, long and young, it was also quite tasty. Although classic, it seemed approachable, but it was still incredibly wound with a belly full of acid. Smooth and long, the nose got more spiny and continued to crackle. This bottle seemed atypical for an '86 since many '86s are quite mature by now"

4y 8m ago

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