Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Rouge 2014 Jean Claude BacheletRegular price £46.00
Dense, dark plum, smokey minerals, fresh stone fruit character. Dark red fruits with a violet floral uplift. Dense and earthy; primed and ready to go.
Region: Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Food Match: Roast Guineafowl
Jean-Baptiste (first vintage 2005) and Benoît Bachelet (first vintage 2000) are now the primary winemakers at the family domaine, which has been making wine since the early 17th century. The domaine is based in the village of Gamay, a hamlet of Saint-Aubin, and they have ten hectares, producing half red and half white. Almost half of the vineyards are in Chassagne-Montrachet, another 40% of the vineyards are in Saint-Aubin, and the remaining 13% of their holdings are in Puligny-Montrachet. All of the vineyards are estate-owned, and they started conversion to biodynamic production in 2012. In 2016, all ten hectares were managed following biodynamic principles. Although it means a lot more work in the vineyards, the brothers find that the wines have more precision, and you get a stronger sense of terroir.