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  • Country ranking ?

    766
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    -
  • 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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Tasting note

color

Medium, Green-Yellow and Healthy

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

flavors

Violet, Honey, Truffles, Creamy, Glycerin and Herbs

nose

Wide, Fresh, Refined and Rich

taste

Balanced, Well-structured, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Focused, Vivid and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Sexy

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, is in a perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is green-yellow, and looking healthy, youthful and medium. On the nose it is wide, refined, fresh and rich. The taste is focused, harmonious, vivid, with silky tannins, full-bodied, with balanced and well-structured structure. On the palate it is layered and has truffles, tropical fruits, violet, honey, herbs, glycerin, white fruits, citrus, creamy and dried-fruit flavours. The finish is long, extensive, pure and spicy. This wine is transparent, sexy and impressive. I paid around 1k-3k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 20-30 years and decant at least 2t before tasting.
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Origin

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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