Philosophy We are happy to be able to illustrate the role terroir plays in Burgundy, at the heart of one of the most prestigious villages renowned for its great white wines, with our two Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru cuvées whose personalities, which are so well-defined yet so different, are the reflection of the unique terroirs they hail from.
Terroir Production of Les Baudines is relatively limited. This Premier Cru vineyard is one of the highest in altitude. It is located at the southern extremity of the village, bordering the village of Santenay, just above Les Morgeot. Enjoying southeastern exposure, the vines grow in soil that contains limestone marls. This climat is reputed for the freshness and minerality it lends to the wines.
Vinification and ageing After the grapes were gently pressed, vinification was conducted entirely in casks at low temperatures. The ageing period lasted 13 months with regular stirring of the lees, using a proportion of 25% new oak barrels.
Tasting notes Beautiful pale gold in colour, with a discrete first nose that evokes chestnuts, both fresh and candied, beeswax, biscuit and sugared almonds. These aromas gradually open up to scents of yellow-fleshed fruit, notes of pollen and white flowers (daisy, wild rose), freshly cut hay and cereal aromas followed by hints of vanilla and marzipan. This expression of aromas continues to build up, becoming exceptionally complex and finishing off with refreshing scents of mild citrus - bergamot and candied mandarin - underscored by a touch of jasmine. On the palate, a very round and deep initial impression is followed by tautness and minerality, accompanied by a hint of flint. The wine is supported by lovely acidity that finishes on a slightly saline sensation with nuances of anise and light toast on the finish. Without a doubt, this is an exceptional wine and one of our finest white wines from the 2018 vintage.