Bâtard-Montrachet — 2021
According to traditions, it is said that the Lord of Puligny chose to share his land with his children and gave his legitimate son a parcel that later became Chevalier-Montrachet whilst his illegitimate son was gifted with three parcels: Bâtard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, and Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet. The Lord also gave his daughters a parcel known as Les Pucelles. The Faiveley family purchased this parcel in 2008 at the same time as the Bienvenues-BâtardMontrachet Grand Cru parcel.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 0.35 hectares
- Vine Age: Years planted: 1985, 1997
- Soil: Stony ochre soils with a high clay content
- Exposure: East
- Fermentation: 4 week fermentation in French oak barrels- 50-60% new oak
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels- 50-60% new oak, with regular stirring
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: Light natural fining
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
The intensely aromatic nose discloses notes of tart fruits and roasted hazelnut. The palate is smooth and distinctive with excellent balance and a remarkably smooth finish found in only the finest white Burgundies. This wine evolves beautifully with bottle age.