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Côte de Beaune

Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Criots" 2016

Chardonnay 75cl

A vineyard of 1.57 ha, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet is the only Grands Crus to be located entirely within the commune of Chassagne-Montrachet. At an altitude of 240m, it is situated a little lower than its neighbors Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet.

Dégustation : Its powerful and warm aromas of vanilla and brioche immediately underline the great pedigree of this one of the rarest wines in the world. On the palate, it is exceptionally rich and complex with notes of citrus. A finish marked by exotic fruits and candied lemon. Impressive length.
Accord Mets & Vins : Shellfish / Oysters / Seafood, Fish, White meat and poultry
Produit épuisé

Situation géographique et terroir

AppellationCriots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Sous-régionCôte de Beaune
Description

A vineyard of 1.57 ha, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet is the only Grands Crus to be located entirely within the commune of Chassagne-Montrachet. At an altitude of 240m, it is situated a little lower than its neighbors Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet. The soils of this very well exposed parcel are made of scree and are relatively well-drained. "Criots" comes from "chalk", the subsoil is composed of Bathonian limestone sometimes mixed with clay. Legend has it that at the time of Crusades, there was a castle on the hill of Montrachet. The Lord sent his only to the Holy Land to fight. The man had a young mistress whom he met at the “Clos de la Pucelle”. She had a child. The son who went on the Crusade was named Chevalier-Montrachet, and the illegitimate child, Bâtard-Montrachet. When the Chevalier-Montrachet died in the Holy Land, the lord took his illegitimate son as his successor, who was acclaimed: “Welcome to the Bâtard-Montrachet!” Legend has it that the lord, inconvenienced by his young son’s crying, cried out in the Burgundian dialect “a crio (he shouts) l’Bâtard”. After the destruction of the Château, the vines would bear the names of these characters, in memory of this story.

Vinification

Fermentation

Immediately after the harvest, the grapes are pressed in whole bunches in a vertical pneumatic press, then we carry out a static settling of the juice for 24 hours at 12°C.

The musts are then put directly into barrels and the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are carried out in a single 240 litre barrel. The wine is then aged on its lees for a total of 24 months, without racking.

Elevage16 months in French oak barrels
Fûts

Light toasting known as blond toasting.

The barrel is made each year specifically for this plot. This "piece" is first used to vinify a first growth of the estate, and is then used for the vinification of our Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet.

Vinification

Conseil de service

Temperature de service12-14°
Potentiel de garde10 years and more
Degré13%
L'accord idealDelicious with roasted lobster and saffron scampi
service
Livraison offert à partir de 350 euros
Paiement sécurisé
Livraison rapide et sécurisée
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