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  • Country ranking ?

    859
  • Producer ranking ?

    38
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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The Story

The grapes for this wine are grown in a vineyard on a hill near Chassagne-Montrachet called “La Grande Montagne.” The name “Les Ruchottes” comes from the mass of fallen rocks that tumbled onto the hill over time. This Premier Cru is a staple for Domaine Ramonet and is acknowledged as such by wine aficionados. 

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Vintage 1996

When a vintage like 1996 passes and 13 moon chages take place in the year many growers expect difficult moments to come.

Eventhoug the spring was marvellous and the very arly springbut was not affected by any frost.and due to the high tepertures the flowering rarely ever seen before (only one generation !)
The arrival of the summer ...warm and dry in June, cooler but still dry in July and August. A perfect weather with short periods of rainfall each time followed by intense suneshine untill the harvest helped the grapes to finish maturation (Wonderfull natural degrees from 12° to 13°9).

The weather during the harvest was relatively cold, cloudy but dry allowing the growers to harvest each parcel at the best moment of maturity.
The cold nights stabalised the level of acidity in the grapes and most important protected the grapes from rot.

Our first impressions on the Red wines are very promessing with deep colours and good and intense aromas

For the White wines we detect the sugar/acidity balance of a “ Great ” vintage. Despite of the relatively high yields the wines show power and complexity remembering of the 1990 vintage (equal yields).

One very distinctif sign of a very promessing vintage is the smile in the faces of the growers.

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The fourth wine of this flight won the Miss Congeniality award for the night. It was very exotic with loads of wildflowers, bread, mint, sweet cream and caramel. The mint was a Ramonet clue, as his wines often take on that characteristic with age. The palate was rich, forward and spicy, still young yet balanced and fleshy, meaty and rich with supporting menthol and mint. Steve pegged 'macadamia' and admired its 'Grand Cru weight.'
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Beaune, Burgundy

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