Bertrand Bachelet took over from his father in 2010. His domaine is in Maranges, the last proper village of the Côte-de-Beaune, before the land becomes more rolling and agricultural and metamorphosizes into the Côte Chalonnais. He has vineyards dotted around the Côte in Meursault, St Aubin, Chassagne, Pommard and, of course, in Maranges. Bertrand’s wines reflect his personality, charming, honest and likeable with appealing transparency and subtle depth. New oak is sparingly used, and vinification is gentle and respectful, leaving the wines to reflect their origin and their cépages.
100% Chardonnay, in shallow and pebbly limestone soil. Aged for 16 months, of which 12 to 13 months in barrels (about 20% new barrels).
A pale yellow robe, with nuances of gold; a mineral nose; a dense texture on the palate, bringing together substance and tension.