Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes 2000

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Item No. 108533
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP92
  • ST91
  • BH91
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

Sooner or later most white burgundy lovers make the pilgrimage to the village of Chassagne-Montrachet and pay a visit to the Domaine Ramonet. Legendary wines frequently emerge from these cellars and for that reason, only the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's Montrachet sells for a higher price than that of Ramonet. However, other wines in their portfolio often make a more sensible purchase.

Critical Acclaim

"The toasted mineral-scented 2000 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ruchottes is an outstanding wine. Medium to full-bodied and broad, it coats the palate with raspberries, smoky pears, apples, and minerals. Broad, satin-textured, and persistent in the finish, this is a gorgeous, lush wine."
92 Points

"Subtly musky, rather cool aromas of minerals, flowers, mint and smoke. Rich, broad and mouthfilling yet still rather closed and unforthcoming. Very dry flavors of lime and flowers. Best today on the back end, which shows sneaky persistence and a lovely floral aspect.
91(+?) points."
91 Points

"Mature white fruit, citrus and slightly earthy aromas introduce big, rich, full-bodied, sappy and well-delineated flavors that are underpinned by a certain minerality and fine acid/fruit balance on the very long finish. This is not the densest Ruchottes that Ramonet has ever made but it is harmonious and utterly delicious. I have had several pre-mox experiences but this last bottle was beautiful and drinking perfectly now."
91 Points

"A clean, pure and refined '00, medium-bodied and not showing much midpalate intensity, but it balances the fruit, oak and acidity nicely. "
90 Points

Learn About Domaine Ramonet Map ItMap It

Domaine Ramonet in Chassagne has challenged the best for overall consistency and excellence of their white wines. This estate is regularly producers of remarkable wines at every level, from superb village Chassagnes to master piece grand crus. By Burgundian standards, this is not an old-established domaine, being no more than a third-generation parvenu. Vinyeards have been acquired...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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