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Chevalier-Montrachet

Pleasure Wine: Chevalier-Montrachet Wines

 

Discover the Chevalier-Montrachet appellation

 

The Chevalier-Montrachet appellation is located on the Côte de Beaune, and acts as an extension of the Montrachet vineyard. Its soils are mainly composed of limestone from the Jurassic period, under a layer of rendzina (that is to say a shallow soil, rich in lime and humus). On these 7 hectares of vineyard, 320 hectoliters of white wine are produced each year. Made with Chardonnay grapes, this wine is very appreciated by connoisseurs.

The terroir's name, "Chevalier-Montrachet" allegedly comes from an old Burgundy tale. At the time of the Crusades, one of the Lords of Montrachet lost his only son (a knight, or "chevalier" in French, who died in Jerusalem). This tragedy led him to accept his second son, who was a bastard, into the royal family. An act of love celebrated by all, who welcomed the boy, shouting "Bienvenue, Bâtard de Montrachet!"

Check out our selection of Chevalier-Montrachet wines.

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