There's plenty happening in this base Bourgogne level Pinot. Loved the lifted savoury cherry, with a touch of spice and even a hint of cured beef. More of that on the palate too, with savoury tannins adding to a wine saying - drink me with some red meats! Alc 12.5%. Heaps of taste here. - Michael L
This bright and juicy Bourgogne is drawn from three parcels: one-third comes from a parcel of old vines in the Hautes-Côtes; another third from vines in Maranges (villages level); and the remainder from a Bourgogne parcel on the edge of Puligny-Montrachet. The Puligny component brings perfume, the Maranges brings depth of fruit, and the Hautes-Côtes brings the structure and plenty of high-toned perfume. The age of these sites is seriously impressive for a red of this level, with 60-, 70- and 80-year-old vines contributing to the blend.
Naturally fermented in concrete tanks with roughly 30% whole bunches, the 2019 Bourgogne Rouge was aged only in used barrels, as Marc Bachelet felt the generous flesh of the vintage required no new oak. It’s an outstanding value proposition. - Importer Note
'Everyone is on the lookout for Burgundy's next white-wine star, , and brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, who created this property in 2005 from their father's and uncle's land, are quietly making a solid claim. Their low-key winery is in Dezizelès-Maranges, at the southern tip of the Côte de Beaune, but their vineyards represent a great cross-section of Puligny, Chassagne and Meursault. Theirs is winemaking in the current, structure-minded style; lots of air for the juice, fermenting in larger barrels, finishing in steel. The wines have both character and precision, which is evident even in their village-level Puligny. " Jon Bonné,punchdrink.com
'Many of you will already be aware how much respect I have for Marc and Alec Bachelet who are doing wonderful things down in Dezize-lès-Maranges... What can I say? What more needs to be said? These guys are just making stupendous white Burgundy wines that rank alongside the best you can find, If you have not discovered the Bachelet brothers yet, it's time to do so. " Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
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