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Maranges 1er Cru La Fussiere by Bachelet-Monnot 2016

Maranges 1er Cru La Fussiere

by Bachelet-Monnot 2016

Producer : Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"The 2016 Maranges 1Er Cru la Fussière, which includes 20% whole bunch fruit (as has been the case for the last three vintages), offers plenty of mulberry and damson fruit on the nose. I appreciate the vigor here, a wine that has no intention of shortchanging you on fruit while maintaining admirable definition. The palate is well balanced with a sense of succulence on the entry counterbalanced by a keen thread of acidity. The whole bunch works really well here, lending the blackcurrant-tinged finish complexity and brightness. This is a Maranges from the very top drawer."

91-93 points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 93
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
Region Burgundy (France), France (France)
Alcohol 13% alc./vol.
Style Smooth and silky reds
Vintage 2016
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $768.00

The Producer

Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

In 2005 Marc and Alex Bachelet formed Domaine Bachelet-Monnot. Given the combination of exceptional vineyards, an excellent vintage, and the brothers’ attention to detail in the vines and in the cellar, the first release of the domain’s Puligny wines garnered immediate recognition, locally as well as internationally. In the conservative world of Burgundy’s top communes, such rapid rise to prominence is as rare as it is telling. The brothers do the Côte de Beaune’s rising generation proud.

The domain farms just over twenty hectares (50 acres) of vines. It is a mix of family-owned vineyards and long-term leased vineyards. Marc and Alex’s grandfather were vignerons and created Domaine Bernard Bachelet et Fils in Chassagne-Montrachet. Their father, Jean-François Bachelet, made wine for most of his professional life at this domain.

Following his studies at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, Marc did internships at Domaines Lucien Muzard in Santenay and Parent in Pommard, as well as stints in the southern Rhône and in Australia. After similar studies, his younger brother Alex did internships at Domaines Nouveau in the Hautes Côtes and Bouzereau in Meursault, as well as at Monteillet in Côte-Rôtie. Both boys worked five harvests at their father’s domain prior to embarking on Bachelet-Monnot.

The seat of the domain is the family homestead in Dezize-lès-Maranges, just southwest of Santenay. In the vineyards, no herbicide is used and the rows are plowed regularly to manage weeds, aerate the soil, and cut the horizontal roots to encourage deep growth. In the cellar, the percentage of new barrels used is roughly 25%; the wine is aged for twelve months before being racked into tank (or, in the case of the reds, concrete vats) for another six to eight months of ageing on the lees before bottling. This, to one degree or another, is the general pattern of élevage for all of the wines made here of both colors.

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