Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes 2000 Front Label
Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes 2000 Front Label

Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Les Ruchottes 2000

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Winemaker 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.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
BH 91
Burghound.com
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.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
A clean, pure and refined '00, medium-bodied and not showing much midpalate intensity, but it balances the fruit, oak and acidity nicely.
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Domaine Ramonet, France
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 gradtually since the first purchase in 1934, a parcel of Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Ruchottes. The most recent acquisitions were the Montrachet in 1978, some village Puligny-Montrachet in the lieu-dit of Nosroyes and the St Aubin 1er Cru Charmois.
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A legendary wine region setting the benchmark for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay worldwide, Burgundy is a perennial favorite of many wine lovers. While the concept of ‘terroir’ reigns supreme here—soil type, elevation and angle of each slope—this is a region firmly rooted in tradition. Because of the Napoleonic Code requiring equal distribution of property and land among all heirs, vineyard ownership in Burgundy is extremely fragmented, with some growers responsible for just one or two rows of vines. This system has led to the predominance of the "negociant"—a merchant who purchases fruit from many different growers to vinify and bottle together.

Burgundy’s cool, continental climate and Jurassic limestone soils are perfect for the production of elegant, savory and mineral-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with plenty of acidity. Vintage variation is of particular importance here, as weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable. In some years spring frost and hail must be overcome.

The Côte d’Or, a long and narrow escarpment, forms the heart of the region, split into the Côte de Nuits to the north and the Côte de Beaune to the south. The former is home to many of the world’s finest Pinot Noir wines, while Chardonnay plays a much more prominent role in the latter, though outstanding red and white are produced throughout. Other key appellations include the Côte Chalonnaise, home to great value Pinot Noir and sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne. The Mâconnais produces soft and round, value-driven Chardonnay while Chablis, the northernmost region of Burgundy, is a paradise for any lover of bright, acid-driven and often age-worthy versions of the grape.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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