Bâtard-Montrachet
2011
2011

The Bâtard-Montrachet vineyard is located East and beneath Montrachet, at an altitude of 785-825 feet. Its name has a very funny legend, when the Lord of Montrachet was depicted as a knight who had  a child bâtard or bastard out of wedlock. The most logical explanation must lay with the fact that this vineyard is located underneath Montrachet, thus of lower rank.

Ramonet’s Bâtard is one of the most notorious wine of the Domaine. It is produced from brown limestone soils which are deeper and more clayey at the bottom of the slope.  The limestone rocks give it refinement and acidity while the clay provides its dense and powerful character. It exhibits restrained but elegant notes of pain grillé, orchard fruit of citrus and apple, with gorgeous purity, minerality and a stunning length that ends in an amazingly intense finish. Recommended to serve after 5 to 7 years of aging, up to 20 years. Vines were planted in 1967.

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Wine Notes
Color
Gold
Aroma
Elegant notes of “pain grillé," orchard fruit of citrus and apple.
Taste
Gorgeous purity, minerality and a stunning length that ends in an amazingly intense finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Batard-Montrachet
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Vinification starts in tanks before the wine is transferred to French oak barrels. Stirring of the lees is done three to four times. Racking takes place after malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 12-18 months in French oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Release Date:
Monday, September 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
200
Production: 
The number of cases produced is an estimate and variable for each vintage.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France