Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet — 2021
This area was a quarry up until the 12th century. Montrachet’s reputation rose in the 17th century thanks to the Cistercian abbey of Maizières and the Lords of Chagny. In 1700, Major Intendent Ferrand advised the Duke of Burgundy by informing him that the kingdom’s best wines were grown in this province. The Faiveley family purchased this parcel in 2008 at the same time as the Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru parcel.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 0.51 hectares
- Vine Age: Year planted: 1980
- Soil: Fine brown soils, hard limestone
- 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 frequent stirring
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: Light natural fining
- Alcohol: 13%
Pale, clear yellow color and an elegant yet powerful nose combining white and yellow fruits, white flowers (acacia and orange blossom), and freshly baked brioche. The palate is delicate yet distinctive and characterized by aromas of stewed fruits and candied lemon. The finish is fresh and lively with exceptional length.