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2002 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
  • 93 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 47066-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($64) Expressive, deeply pitched aromas of honey, smoke, marzipan and white flowers. Fat, sweet, full and honeyed, but not at all heavy. Nicely balanced and persistent. A distinctly sweeter style of Morgeot than Ramonet's 2001, but very appealing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2004
  • Burghound | Rating: 89

    As one would expect, this is bigger, rounder, deeper and a good deal more powerful with excellent concentration and a lovely texture to the long finish. This is not however a particularly elegant wine though it is delicious, sappy and satisfying in its fashion.
    Drink Dates: 2007-12
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Dense and tightly wound, offering toast, peach, citrus and mineral flavors matched to a lively structure and supple texture. This smolders under the surface with tension and energy. Terrific length.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2012
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Sweet and easy and full and rich. Too sweet.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2015
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 11/18/2005
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  • Without a doubt, the Ramonet domaine is one of the masters of Chassagne-Montrachet. Now that the reins have been passed on to Noel and Jean-Claude (Andre Ramonet's sons), the domaine's wines have been significantly finer in terms of quality consistency. As Matt Kramer states in Making Sense of Burgundy, "this producer's Chassagnes are the wines against which the others are judged."

    See other similar producers:Domaine Pousse d'Or,Domaine Paul Pernot,Domaine des Comtes Lafon

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Chardonnay is a versatile variety that can grow in a wide range of climates, and its neutral flavor profile offers a blank canvas for winemakers to impart their style. In cool climates, Chardonnay displays flavors of green fruit and citrus. As the climate becomes more moderate, flavors of white peach and melon develop. In warm and hot climates, aromas of banana, pineapple, and other tropical fruit are common.

    The best Old-World Chardonnay comes from Burgundy, where it is uniquely reflective of terroir and can express many different flavor profiles even within this relatively small region. In Chablis, the northernmost part of Burgundy, wines are often unoaked and known for their minerality, high acidity, and aromas of green apple, citrus, wet stone, and slate. In the Côte de Beaune, further south, wines are typically aged in neutral French oak and have flavors of stone fruit, toast, almond, and cream. Burgundian producers pioneered the techniques that are now associated with high-quality Chardonnay around the world, including barrel fermentation, barrel ageing, malolactic fermentation, and maturation on lees. The best wines, from producers like Domaine Leflaive, Bouchard Père & Fils, and Domaine William Fèvre, can age in the bottle for a decade or more, developing complex aromas of nuts and mushroom.

    New-World Chardonnay tends to grow in warmer climates than in the Old World, producing wines that are full-bodied, high in alcohol, and low in acidity. Use of American oak imparts flavors of vanilla, clove, hazelnut, butter, and caramel on top of peach and banana fruit. Look to Californian producers in Napa and Sonoma, including Kistler, Peter Michael, and Aubert, for the highest-quality versions of this New-World style.

    Chardonnay’s versatility makes it a great option for pairing. High-acid wines from Chablis are the perfect accompaniment to oysters or clams, while oak-forward Napa wines are the best match for buttery lobster. Halibut, cod, and chicken breast are classic pairings with white Burgundy. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 94 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors