Noel Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet 1C "Boudriotte" Rouge 2009
- Burgundy,Cote de Beaune
- Pinot Noir
A full-throttle, toasted oak version, boasting bacon, vanilla, clove, peach and ripe apple flavors. This is full bodied, soft and flamboyant, with a long butterscotch finish. Best from 2013 through 2020. - WS90
Domaine Ramonet is a prominent wine producer in the Burgundy appellations of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. The estate's most important wines are made from Chardonnay from the area's grand cru vineyards, and are highly collectible, often selling for high prices at auction. Domaine Ramonet makes several red wines from Pinot Noir as well.
Pierre Ramonet began buying land on the Montrachet hill in the 1930s and, by the 1950s, owned land in several premier and grand cru vineyards. In the 1970s, he acquired a piece of the famed Le Montrachet site, and now Ramonet owns more than 15 hectares (37 acres) of vineyards, making wines ranging from village-level to grand and premier cru.
The domaine has holdings in Bâtard-Montrachet (0.6 hectares/1.5 acres), Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (0.4 hectares/one acre), Chevalier-Montrachet (a tiny 0.1 hectares/0.2 acres) and Le Montrachet (0.2 hectares/0.5 acres) grand crus
Old vines and low yields are the cornerstones of Ramonet's viticultural philosophy, and vines younger than 18 years are not used in the top cuvées. After traditional fermentation, the white wines are kept on lees for an extended period, with battonage happening much less frequently than usual.
Both red and white wines are aged in 33 percent new oak. Red vines are primarily held in Chassagne with just over 1.4 hectares (3.4 acres) held across the La Boudriotte, Morgeot and Clos Saint-Jean premier crus. The domaine has another 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of Pinot Noir in village-level plots.
Domaine Ramonet is now run by Noël and Jean-Claude Ramonet, following the death of their father Pierre in the mid-1990s. The domaine continues to make some of Montrachet's most highly regarded wines. - Information from Wine Searcher