Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, run by brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, was created in 2005 followed a reorganisation of the Bachelet family holdings in Maranges, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet. It was boosted in 2011 when their father, suitably impressed with their achievements, handed over the rest of his vines to their careful supervision. The domaine’s holdings now stand at 22 ha of which 8 ha are in the ever-improving commune of Maranges.
The Domaine is a rising star, with the brothers making the most of their prestigious talents, great terroir and old vines (offering low yields averaging 35 hl/ha). The estate follows organic viticultural practices and is ‘très lutte raisonnée’ (very sustainable), however, they choose not to be certified. The combination of old vines and careful management of the vineyards, along with using a mixture of barrel sizes and oak influence, results in wines of structure, which are crystalline, pure and concentrated. Whether drinking their Bourgognes or Grand Crus, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot is one of the most exciting Domaine’s in the Côte de Beaune.