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RAMONET CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 2012
Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote De Beaune
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
AWARDS
Wine Spectator: 89/100

Tasting Notes: Taut and focused, with butterscotch, baked apple and spice flavors bunching up on the finish, this needs time to stretch out and show its fine length.

Food pairing: Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

Domaine Ramonet was established in the late 1920s by infamous Pierre Ramonet. It has been recognised for some time as the leading estate in the Chassagne. Now under his grandsons Noel and Jean-Claude they have remained remarkably consistent with superb Chardonnay at all levels. Their masterpiece Montrachet is on the wish list of collectors and wine lovers alike. They also offer some increasingly popular red wine.
Product Id: 0480

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€90,00
Available Stock: 3 items
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The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.