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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Maranges Blanc 1er Cru La Fussiere 2018

$55.99

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The fruit for this wine comes from the highest elevation vineyard in Maranges.

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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.

Professional Reviews

Burghound

BH 92
"This is aromatically similar to the Santenay with perhaps just a bit more elegance that continues on the more refined, intense and delicious flavors that aren't quite as mineral-driven, but they are more complex and notably more persistent on the slightly more structured finale." -Allen Meadow

Antonio Galloni

AG 90
"The 2018 Maranges La Fussières 1er Cru Blanc has a taut, focused nose with subtle hazelnut aromas that lend it a Meursault-like personality. The palate is crisp and saline on the entry with touches of orange peel and white peach and moderate depth, just tapering a little in terms of intensity toward the finish. Yet overall, this is a fine Maranges Blanc that actually improves in the glass, acquiring more mineralité and persistence. Give it a couple of years in bottle once released." -Vinous

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

30+ year old vines
The highest elevation vineyard in Maranges
300-400m altitude
Indigenous yeast
Élevage in 350L barrels (20% new)
Aged for 12 months in barrel + 6 months in tank

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Elegant , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied