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  • Country ranking ?

    506
  • Producer ranking ?

    11
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    sun-drenched aubergine and olive verrine

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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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Written Notes

The Ramonet Montrachet 1990 had an amazing nose full of vigor; it was classic Ramonet all the way. The nose was full of butter, cream and sweet corn combined with the perfect toast, and a perfect minerality. It was sexxxy juice. The palate was rich, long and fabulous and also smooth, tasty and classic. If anything negative could be said about the wine, it would be that it was more ready to drink than I would have thought out of magnum. Brian liked the 1990 and found it 'crisp and clean, as it should be'
  • 96p
Just a little golden on the colour. Ample, round, ripe nose. Fullish on the palate. Slightly rigid. Good grip. But not the grace and depth of the 1991. Fine qualitgy fruit nevertheless.
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Information

Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

Fake factory

Serious

Glass time

1h

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