Domaine Bachelet Monnot Bourgogne Rouge 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Bourgogne|
|Brand||Domaine Bachelet Monnot|
From 1/3rd declassified Maranges, 1/3rd Puligny L’Ormeau, 1/3rd Hautes Cotes de Beaune
60-80 year old vines , 15% whole cluster, Indigenous yeast, Aged in 350L barrels (15% new)
This wine has a bright bouquet of red and black fruits. Medium-bodied on the palate with deep fruity flavors and fine tannins lead to a well-defined tart finish.
From their domaine in Dezizes-les-Maranges, brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, oversee an enviable catalogue of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, Puligny 1er Cru Folatières, Puligny 1er Cru Referts, Batard Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and some of the best parcels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking to the point where they are now firmly established as two of Burgundy’s finest talents. The whites go through a long press before being fermented with indigenous yeasts in larger 350L barrels and are aged for 12 months in barrel and an additional 6 months in stainless steel tank before release. The comparisons to some of Burgundy’s elites make complete sense as the resulting wines are breathtakingly layered, racy, and achingly long. And like many of Burgundy’s best, the reds are of equal quality with an aromatic lift, grain and texture that makes them among the most compelling Pinot Noirs made in the Côte-d’Or today.
Bursting with aromas of red berries, petals and orange rind, the 2019 Bourgogne Rouge is medium-bodied, lively and perfumed, with melting tannins and a saline finish. As usual, it's a blend of fruit from Puligny-Montrachet, Maranges and the Hautes-Côtes.
The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge, which contains 30% whole bunch and has a delightful redcurrant and cranberry scented bouquet. The palate is well balanced with crunchy red fruit, fine acidity with just the right amount of sapidity on the finish. Excellent.