Marc and Alex Bachelet have rapidly taken their 10 hectare domaine to the top of the Burgundy hierarchy. They work their vineyards naturally, eschewing herbicides. And they practice pre-ox for their whites, a technique whereby the pressed juice is allowed to oxidise before fermentation, stabilising the finished wine and obviating the risk of prem-ox i.e. the wine ageing prematurely. A domaine renowned for their electric white wines, do not ignore their reds, which are utterly delicious too. The domaine headquarters are in the delightfully-named Dézize-lès-Maranges, in the very south of the Côte de Beaune.
Case of 12 Bottles
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"My own contribution was white Burgundy. Domaine Bachelet-Monnot down in Maranges is one of my go-to producers, though I need more experience of mature vintages and so I poured a 2008 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru. Showing just a little ageing in color, it has a knockout bouquet that is surprisingly flinty for a 2008, almost Chablis-like, not far from a Vincent Dauvissat of similar age. The palate is beautifully balanced with finely detailed hazelnut, almond and crushed stone notes. It displays wonderful weight and length, a Folatières that just feels effortless and sophisticated. Bon vin! And unlike the Selosse, it gave so much pleasure." Neal Martin
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