This relatively young domaine was established in 2005 by brothers Marc and Alex Bachelet along with their father Jean François and Uncle Monnot. Situated in the village of Dezize-lès-Maranges, southwest of Santenay, the domaine consists of 10ha of owned vineyards as well as a further 10 on long-term lease, covering the appellations of Santenay, Maranges and Puligny Montrachet. This is a star domaine on the rise. The vineyards are farmed organically with strict de-budding to reduce the yields, whilst the winemaking philosophy is very much one of non-intervention. No battonage, only a small use of new oak, with the introduction of larger oak barrels in 2012, and long ageing in the barrel which gives great stability to the wines. We are very taken with the white wines of this domaine which offer great depth and finesse.
On the same contour and with the same soil composition as Chevalier Montrachet, this 1er Cru is renowned for its minerality. Aged in 25% new oak 350lt demi-muids. A simply stunning wine, intense and finely crafted, boasting an intense richness of honey and baked almond, with wet stone minerality providing an impressive balance. The finish is powerful, indeed sumptuous, and lingers on.