From 80 year old, massale selection vines, all in one parcel, the 2014 is a deep, powerful wine with peppery, dark cherry, blackcurrant and forest floor fruit all shaped by firm yet fine tannins. In old French, boutière could be derived from "end of the field", which fits as this vineyard sits on the border of Santenay, at the very end of the Les Clos Roussots vineyard.
"The 2014 Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Boutière, from 70-year-old vines next to Santenay's premier cru of Clos de Rousseau, has a very delineated nose with raspberry and briary scents, nicely controlled and unfolding in the glass. The palate is well balanced with tart cherry fruit mixed with redcurrant and quite a noticeable black pepper aspect. The structure is very impressive here, with wonderful symmetry towards the finish that lingers. Who said Maranges cannot make top class wine?" 90-92 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Issue #222, Dec 2015
'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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