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Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2021

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Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2021
Producer Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
Region, Country Puligny-Montrachet, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 23981-750
The brothers work a low-yielding, 40-year-old parcel of vines in this highly regarded terroir, right next to those of Leflaive and just below the Truffière vineyard. The name Folatières is said to derive from folles-terres (or ‘crazy earth’), perhaps due to the violent erosion that can occur on these slopes during heavy rain. It’s a vineyard that literally sits a stone’s throw away from the Pucelles and Clavoillon 1er Cru vineyards (bordering the latter). It also lies at the same altitude as Chevalier-Montrachet. So, it’s a very serious terroir. Bachelet-Monnot’s parcel—at around half a hectare—lies in the lower eastern pocket of the vineyard, where the soil is very rocky. This parcel always produces tiny bunches of fruit with little juice, and Marc Bachelet notes that although the vines are “only” 40 years old, the plants behave as if they are twice this age. Only two barrels were produced this year, and we have only 18 bottles. The less said, the better!
Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2021

Reviews

“Mid lemon yellow. A form of nutty reduction here. Plenty of weight but not quite in place, perhaps softer and richer, but I am preferring Referts today. Tighter to finish. Fresh apricots with lemon rind at the back. To watch.” 90-93 points
Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
"The 2021 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru has a clean, precise nose, the same level of reduction as the Les Referts, with green apple and light limestone scents. The palate is very well balanced, surfeit with tension thanks to the acidity, precise and mineral-driven towards the finish. What a wonderful Folatières, one that should age gracefully in bottle." 93-95 points
Neal Martin, Vinous

Reviews

“Mid lemon yellow. A form of nutty reduction here. Plenty of weight but not quite in place, perhaps softer and richer, but I am preferring Referts today. Tighter to finish. Fresh apricots with lemon rind at the back. To watch.” 90-93 points
Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
"The 2021 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru has a clean, precise nose, the same level of reduction as the Les Referts, with green apple and light limestone scents. The palate is very well balanced, surfeit with tension thanks to the acidity, precise and mineral-driven towards the finish. What a wonderful Folatières, one that should age gracefully in bottle." 93-95 points
Neal Martin, Vinous

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