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Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2010

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Description & Technical Information
Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet are at the centre of the four communes comprising that form the part of the Côte de Beaune know as the Côte des Blancs (Meursault, Blagny, Chassagne and Puligny), so named for the quality and predominance of its white wines. Bâtard Montrachet is situated where the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet onverage meet. It borders the Bienvenues Batard Montrachet vineyard and lies just under the Montrachet vineyard. It benefits from east exposure, planted on a chalky soil. It is the largest of the Puligny's five Grand Crus. It is the largest of the five crus, its 11.7 hectares are divided between Puligny with 6 hectares, and Chassagne with 5.7 hectares.

Weather: 2010 was a very fine vintage in Burgundy despite some challenging weather conditions. 2010 is a smaller production, down some 25% on normal levels. The weather began with a cold and wet winter and temperatures hitting -21C with some of the primary buds were burnt off. Around 650,000 cases of wine were lost overnight. Moving to the spring months and flowering season the weather was cool. In September, the savior month, the dry warm days helped produce a classic burgundy vintage. The bright weather continued until the normal harvest that began on 21st September.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Bâtard Montrachet
Grape Varities: 100% Pinor Noir
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Very open and accesible; rich, opulent and creamy with beautifully judged oak. There is an impressive underlying power and bold richness. The fruits are bold and this will allow fine drinking in the medium to long term.
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