"Our MONTRACHET and BÂTARD-MONTRACHET wines belong to the world of great wines. ""Rachet"" comes from an old word meaning ""bald"", so it is ironic that Mont Rachet (""Bald Mountain"")now produces the very best white wine in the world (or so Thomas Jefferson thought)."
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our white wines, the grapes are brought whole to our pneumatic wine press. Slow gentle pressing allows the juices to be extracted in the best possible conditions. These juices are then placed in a settling vat and cooled to 8° for 24 hours to clarify them. Lastly, they are placed directly in oak barrels (50 % of which are new) for alcoholic fermentation over 14-16 months.
Commentaries by our oenologist
The harmony of its notes of brioche, dried fruit and even spices in the finish, married with its perfect subtlety and nobility, make each taste a sublime experience.
Reserve for haute cuisine and dishes based on cream or butter, such as scallops, or a Bresse chicken with morels.