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Pleasure Wine: Bâtard-Montrachet Wines


Discover the wines of the Bâtard-Montrachet appellation


The Bâtard-Montrachet AOC is spread over the Puligny and Chassagne communes, for a total of 12 hectares located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. The white wines produced here are made with Chardonnay grapes and they are officially allowed to use the "Grand Cru" name. The grapevines that grow along the road are planted on two low slopes of the same hillside, to the east.

530 hectoliters of this AOC wine are produced each year. This low yield is explained by the fact that the vineyard is mainly composed of low descending slopes, with a flat part that’s not very suitable for high-end viticulture. The soils are very thick and contain quite a lot of clay. In the upper part, you will find well-drained soils,  thanks to a blend of screes and Bathonian limestone.

The peculiar name of this appellation comes from an ancient Burgundian legend. At the time of the Crusades, the Lord of Montrachet lost his son, who fought as a knight in the Holy Land (he was the "Chevalier Montrachet"). When the Lord's young mistress gave birth to a boy, he accepted the bastard as his own son (hence the name "Bâtard Montrachet"). The entire court applauded the decision, shouting "Bienvenue, Bâtard Montrachet" and welcoming the new heir to the throne.

Browse our selection of the best Bâtard-Montrachet wines.

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