Questions and answers

Where did Montrachet originate?

Where did Montrachet originate?

Côte de Beaune
Montrachet (pronounced Mon-rashay; French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃ʁaʃɛ]) is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for white wine made of Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy.

What is so great about Montrachet wine?

Montrachet wines are all of the white variety, made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The region produces some of the world’s best Chardonnay wines. These dry white wines are noted for their richness and structure, and a bottle can cost from $170 to $2900 dollars, with rarer vintages priced even higher.

Where is Montrachet Grand Cru?

southern Côte de Beaune
Le Montrachet is a grand cru vineyard in the southern Côte de Beaune that is widely considered to be the world’s best for Chardonnay. It is located on the midslope of the Montrachet hill above the villages of Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, covering land in both communes.

What is the difference between Puligny and Chassagne?

Chassagne tends to be weightier, perhaps more rounded, and stronger in overt fruit characteristics; Puligny is more tight and floral, with a pronounced acidity and minerality.

What grape is used in Montrachet?

Chardonnay grape
Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. The appellation was created in 1937 on soils separated by only a few metres from the Grands Crus. The white wines have well-defined personalities and an established reputation.

Is Puligny-Montrachet oaked?

The style of white Puligny-Montrachet is often very mineral, with a more restrained oak character compared to the white wines of some of the other Côte de Beaune villages, and tends to be described as “elegant” rather than fruit-driven, although some aspects of the style (such as the level of fruitiness) varies …

Where is Côte de Beaune?

The Côte de Beaune is a key wine-producing district in Burgundy, eastern France. It is named after its main town, Beaune – the epicenter of local wine production and commerce.

What does Puligny-Montrachet taste like?

The bouquet brings together hawthorn blossoms, ripe grapes, marzipan, hazelnut, amber, lemon-grass and green apple. Milky (butter, hot croissant) and mineral aromas (flint) are commonplace, as is honey. Body and bouquet blend into a subtle harmony.

Is Montrachet a white or red wine?

Chassagne-Montrachet is a village in the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy and a communal appellation, created in 1937. The designation covers both red wines, made from Pinot Noir, and whites made from Chardonnay.

Is Corton Côte de Beaune?

The Côte de Beaune’s grand cru sites are divided neatly into two sections: in the south are the various Montrachet sites (of which the most prestigious is Le Montrachet) which specialize in white wines; in the north is the hill of Corton, which specializes almost exclusively in red wines.