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Domaine Bachelet, Côte de Nuits-Village 2020
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Domaine Bachelet, Côte de Nuits-Village 2020

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Notes from Veritas Imports:

"Denis Bachelet is one of those very few winemakers in Burgundy whose wines have managed to achieve iconic status.  This status is remarkably incongruous for a man who is himself invariably soft-spoken, gracious, and polite. A portion of his cult-like renown may be due to the scarcity of wines produced by such a diminutive estate:  at 3.85 hectares, it is less than one-third the size of Domaine Armand Rousseau, Bachelet’s co-regent of Gevrey. But the greater reason for the Bachelet prominence is the incomparable quality of his wine. As Clive Coates has written: “The Denis Bachelet style produces wines of intensity, great elegance, subtle and feminine in the best sense. They are concentrated, harmonious, pure and understated.” 

As befits a great domaine, there is a solid base in superb vineyards, which are well-situated, prudently farmed, and comprised of remarkably old vines. Bachelet follows the precepts of lutte raisonée, a system of vine cultivation that is essentially organic and non-interventionist. Bachelet adheres to a similarly laissez-faire philosophy in his winemaking, choosing a decidedly traditional approach to winemaking that allows the vintage to express itself unimpeded by modernist techniques."

Côte de Nuits-Village AOC
Pinot Noir
Lutte Raisonée
3 plots in Queue de Hareng in Brochon, 3 plots in Vignois, 1 plot in Créole. Limestone and clay soils, facing east at about 300-meters altitude
100% de-stemmed, crushed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 16-18 months in barrel (25% new oak).