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Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet 2013 750ml
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Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet Chardonnay 2013

Batard Montrachet - Cote De Beaune - Burgundy - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet Chardonnay 2013

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has an appealing marine influence on the nose. Like many Bâtard-Montrachet '13s from barrel, this is surprisingly open and generous with sea shells and cockle scents. The palate is very well balanced with a crisp line of acidity. The oak is nicely integrated here, lending scents of brioche and almond toward the finish that shows impressive weight. Jean-Michel mentioned that after fining it will develop more minerality and less oak influence, and if that is the case, then this should develop into a superb Grand Cru.
Rated 93 by Decanter
This is aromatically inexpressive to the point of being all but mute though the underlying fruit appears to be notably ripe. The dense, serious and bold flavors possess excellent size, weight and power while coating the mouth with dry extract, all wrapped in an attractively textured, complex, well-balanced and beautifully long finale. As one might reasonably expect this is still extremely young and like the Charlemagne is going to require at least several years of cellaring before it is ready for prime time. (Burghound)
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Varietal: Chardonnay

Of all the white wine grape varietals, surely the one which has spread the furthest and is most widely appreciated is the Chardonnay. This green skinned grape is now grown all over the Old and New Worlds, from New Zealand to the Americas, from England to Chile, and is one of the first varietals people think of when considering white wine grapes. Perhaps this is because of its huge popularity which reached a peak in the 1990s, thanks to new technologies combining with traditional methods to bring the very best features out of the Chardonnay grape, and allow its unique qualities to shine through. Most fine Chardonnay wines use a process known as malolactic fermentation, wherein the malic acids in the grape juice are converted to lactic acids, allowing a creamier, buttery nature to come forward in the wine. No grape varietal is better suited to this process than Chardonnay, which manages to balance these silky, creamy notes with fresh white fruit flavors beautifully.

Region: Burgundy

In the beautiful French wine region of Burgundy, there is archaeological evidence to suggest that there has been viticultural activity going on for at least two thousand years. To add to this, there are early written records praising the exceptional wines produced in this region dating back to the 6th century, making Burgundy one of the oldest established and still operational wine regions in the world. The region is most commonly associated with fine red wines, with Pinot Noir being the primary grape varietal grown on its rolling hillsides and gently sloping valleys. However, Chardonnay grapes are also produced in abundance for the production of their fine white wines, with both varietals benefiting greatly from the region's warm, hot summers and the superb soils which make up the terroir.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

Appellation: Cote De Beaune

The historic and utterly enchanting French region of Cote De Beaune has been producing what are widely regarded as many of the world's finest wines for centuries. The wine industry in Cote De Beaune predominantly revolves around the cultivation and processing of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which flourish under the hot summer sunshine which typifies the area. Mineral rich soils, sea breezes and centuries of experience and expertise help in growing these characterful grapes and transforming them into something truly remarkable. Cote De Beaune white wines tend to be intense, packed full of fascinating fruit flavors and plenty of mineral character, thanks to the fine features of the terroir being expressed through the juice of the Chardonnay grapes. The red wines, on the other hand, are very good indeed - light, fruity and irresistible.