Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru
This little part of the Côte de Beaune is located some 10 kilometers south of Beaune, and is where some of the greatest white Burgundy wines are produced. It is surprisingly different to our steeply sloping terroirs on the Côte de Nuits. This flattish-topped, arid hill used to be called “Mont Rachet”, literally “Bald Mountain”, which over the years was corrupted into Montrachet.
According to legend, the name of this white Grand Cru comes from how the Seigneur of Montrachet divided up the land between his two sons. One became a chevalier or a knight, and fought the enemy during the Crusades, and the other was illegitimate, giving rise to the name of Bâtard-Montrachet, located just beneath Montrachet.
Pressing: In a pneumatic press in whole bunches for 2.5 hours Settling: 8 hours . Duration and type: 18 months in oak and one month in stainless-steel. Percentage of new oak: 33% Toast: Medium. Origin of the wood: Cher, Cîteaux. Number of stirrings: Once a month until December The wine is blended in stainless-steel vats one months before bottling Light filtering
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