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Criots Bâtard MontrachetGrand Cru 2012

Grand Cru 2012

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Marly limestone with clay

Site : In the northern part of village of Chassagne Montrachet. It is one of the most famous Grands Crus Chardonnay in Burgundy. It is located on a mid slope facing east, aside the famous Batard Montrachet.

The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 14 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Intense floral fragrances (acacia) mixed with aromas of citrus fruit, white pear, honey and vanilla. Beautiful mineral note. Elegant and complex. Deep with a beautiful texture. Very pure fruit. A lot of substance underlined by a well-shaped minerality. Outstanding persistence.

Food pairing : Seafood, "foie gras”, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.