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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Santenay Blanc 2018

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Santenay is overlooked for it's Chardonnay, but this is a stellar example. Clean, crisp orchard fruit and precise, crunchy acidity w/ a hint of saline minerals. Very drinkable.


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Alex and Marc Bachelet started their domaine in 2005 from a portion of the family vineyards. By 2011 they had acquired 22 hectares of old to very old vines in Maranges, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet.

They farm with sustainable methods that they describe as ‘très lutte raisonnée’, which literally translates as "the very reasoned struggle." In the cellar they are extremely meticulous with their use of sulphur, preferring to "micro-dose" when and where necessary and never at bottling. They use 350 liter barrels to avoid any overt "flavor" of oak spice and emphasize the super precise, mineral flavors and taught structure.
Marc explains that the small doses of sulphur allowed him to bottle the wine with very little free SO2 and still feel confident they are well protected from the elements.

The results are stunning: clean, pure, transparent and bursting with mineral energy. There is very little to no reduction on the wines, yet they seem to be built to last for many years.

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

From 4 parcels in Santenay
Mostly from lieu dit Les Bras
Parcels are a continuation of Maranges 1er Cru Fussiere
Very chalky parcels
30+ year old vines
Indigenous yeast
Élevage in 350L barrels (20% new)
Aged for 12 months in barrel + 6 months in tank.


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  • Style

    Elegant , Fruity , Minerally

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  • Body

    Light Bodied