The story goes that when the Lord of Puligny had to share out his lands between his children, he gave his legitimate son the plot which was to become the 'Chevalier-Montrachet' and his illegitimate son, three plots named 'Bâtard-Montrachet', 'Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet' and' Criot-Bâtard-Montrachet'. As for his daughters, they were to receive a plot named 'Les Pucelles' (The Maidens).
Total Surface Area: 11 ha 12 ares.
Soil: White Marls, Clay
Grape Variety: 100 % Chardonnay
Surface area: 0 ha 49 a 72 ca
Year the vines were planted: 1966, 1986, 1988, 1997
The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration first, before being vinified in part in wooden tronconic vats.
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels, which come from high quality barrel makers, have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération