Located in the Côte des Blancs region of the Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet is the largest of the five Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs, with eastern sun exposure and chalky soil. This Chardonnay wine is fermented and aged for an average of 18 months in oak barrels.

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Tasting Note

Full-bodied, rich and powerful, Bâtard-Montrachet has intense aromas and flavors of almonds, apple, white flowers and spices, with incredible length. This wine will develop favorably for 10 to 20 years after the vintage.

Food Pairing

This rich wine is ideal paired with equally rich appetizers and elegant main courses such as foie gras, lobster and scallops.

Technical Data
APPELLATION: Côte de Beaune Grands Crus

Vineyard Details

Côte de Beaune Grands Crus
Soil and aspect are crucial to Grand Cru vineyard siting, and soils vary widely in the Côte de Beaune. The Grand Cru white Montrachet is perfectly situated on a strip of east-facing limestone for an intense wine of great depth and aging potential. Surrounding Grands Crus include Chevalier-Montrachet, on stonier soil, and Bâtard-Montrachet, on heavier soil. At the northern border of the Côte de Beaune, the hill of Corton produces both a white and a red Grand Cru: the white on the upper south- and west-facing slopes on brown marl soil with limestone washed down from above; the powerful red is produced on a band below the white. Following are the Maison Louis Jadot Côte de Beaune Grands Crus: Corton Charlemagne Corton-Grèves (red) Corton-Pougets (red) Bâtard-Montrachet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Montrachet

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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