There are two adjacent communities in the Burgundy region CĂ´te de Beaune That towards the end of the 19th Century, its name the name of the famous Montrachet Grand Cru terroir have added. These are Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet Grand Cru with many and Premier Crus. In particular, the dry white wines removed from the position of Montrachet are among the top products in Burgundy and best white wines of France (and maybe the world). The famous writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) said that one should enjoy the Montrachet white wine "kneeling and bareheaded." They are sorted and vinified Chardonnay are characterized by a honey-like aroma with peach and apricot bouquet. The lesser wines are produced from Pinot Noir varietal purity.
There are five grand cru vineyards, two of which divide the two communities, which are "Montrachet" or often called "Le Montrachet" (8 hectares) and "BĂ˘tard-Montrachet" (12 ha). By the way, ordered the cult book (or film) "The Silence of the Lambs" Dr. Hannibal Lecter after his escape in a bar one BĂ˘tard-Montrachet. The Grands Crus are exclusively for whites. Well-known producers of Grands Crus and / or Premiers Crus in one or two communities are Amiot-Bonfils, Auvenay, Belland, Bichot (Domaine du Pavillon), Boillot, Bouchard Pere et Fils , Carillon, C., DĂ©lĂ©ger, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti , Joseph Drouhin , Gagnard, Jadot , Lafon, Laguiche, Louis Latour , Domaine Leflaive , Morey, Niellon, Pernot, Ramonet, Sauzet and Thenard.
Chassagne-Montrachet: The entire area covers some 340 hectares of vineyards. To 60% red wines are produced. The three Grand Crus are BĂ˘tard-Montrachet (6 hectares), Criots-BĂ˘tard-Montrachet (1.6 ha) and Montrachet (4 hectares). The Premiers Crus include approximately 150 acres of vineyards. These are Abbey Morgeot, Blanchot Dessus, Bois de Chassagne, Cailleret, Champs Jendreau, Chassagne, Chassagne du Clos Saint-Jean, Clos Chareau, Clos Pitois, Clos Saint-Jean, Dent de Chien, Cailleret En, En Remilly, En Virondot Ez Crets, it Crottes, France Montreal, Guerchere, La Boudriotte, La Cardeuse, La Chapelle, La Grande Borne, La Grande Montagne, La Maltroie, La RomanĂ©e, La Roquemaure, Les Baudines, Les Boirettes, Les Bondues, Les Brusonnes, Les Champs Gain, Les ChaumĂ©es, Les Chaumes, Les Chenvottes, Les Combards, Les Commes Les EmbrazĂ©es, Les fair end, Les Grandes Ruchottes, Les Grands Clos, Les maker Elles, Les MurĂ©es, Les Pasquelles, Les Petites fair end, Les Petits Clos, Les Places, Rebichets Les, Les Vergers, Morgeot (54 ha), Petangeret, Tete du Clos, Tonton Marcel, Vide Bourse, Vigne and Vigne Blanche Derriere. The Village appellation includes 180 hectares. An alternative appellation for red wines Chassagne-Montrachet, CĂ´te de Baune.
Puligny-Montrachet: The entire area covers 235 hectares of vineyards. The four Grand Crus are BĂ˘tard-Montrachet (6 hectares), Bienvenues-BĂ˘tard-Montrachet (3.6 ha), Chevalier-Montrachet (7.25 ha) and Montrachet (4 hectares). The Premiers Crus include approximately 100 acres of vineyards. This is Champ Gain, Champs Canet, Clos de la Garenne, Clos de la Mouchere, Hameau de Plagny, La Garenne, Le Cailleret, Les Chalumaux, Les Clavoillons, Les Combettes, Les Demoiselles, Les FolatiĂ¨res, Les PerriĂ¨res, Les Pucelles, Les Referts Sous le Puits and La TruffiĂ¨re. The Village appellation includes 115 hectares. An alternative appellation for red wines of Puligny-Montrachet, CĂ´te de Baune.