Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Region: France - Burgundy

Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Alex Moreau produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious.

Grapes / Soils

Chardonnay Brownish limestone & gravel

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 20.7 ha (29.3 acres) comprised of 6.02 ha (14.9 acres) in Puligny-Montrachet and 2.34 ha (5.8 acres) in Chassagne-Montrachet.
  • These vines straddle the line between the Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet appellations with 1/3 located in the former and 2/3 in the latter, most of which are at or above an elevation of 820 feet and are positioned adjacent to the Grands Crus vineyards of Le Criots and Le Montrachet in Chassagne-Montrachet and in Puligny-Montrachet just below Montrachet and adjacent to Bienvenues-Batârd-Montrachet.
  • Only Chardonnay is planted.
  • In the 12th century, Batârd referred to a child born out of wedlock. From the beginning it was a derogatory term except when used in noble families, i.e. Le Batârd d’Orléans. With Batârd-Montrachet nestled just below Montrachet, it was certainly regarded from the beginning as noble.

 

Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Grown on soils of brownish limestone & gravel.
  • Fermented in 10%-30% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
  • Aged in 100% new French oak barrels.
  • Aged for 18 months.
  • Bottled without fining and usually without filtration unless the wine is cloudy.

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, St Aubin
Proprietors Bernard Moreau
Founded 1809
Winemaker Alex Moreau
Annual Production 8,000 9 L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable