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Why is Montrachet wine so expensive?

Why is Montrachet wine so expensive?

Montrachet wines are the most expensive dry white wines in the world: prices can range from €150 to €2500 per 75 cl bottle. The price depends on the reputation of the producer (in Burgundy, vineyards are divided among multiple growers, and there can be substantial variation in quality) and the vintage.

What type of wine is Puligny-Montrachet?

Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. The appellation was created in 1937 on soils separated by only a few metres from the Grands Crus. The white wines have well-defined personalities and an established reputation.

Is Chassagne or Puligny-Montrachet better?

Chassagne tends to be weightier, perhaps more rounded, and stronger in overt fruit characteristics; Puligny is more tight and floral, with a pronounced acidity and minerality. Such generalisations are dangerous, however, since so many other factors come into play.

Is Puligny a Montrachet?

Puligny-Montrachet is a village in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, with its own communal appellation. It is also home to four Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru sites. The communal Puligny-Montrachet appellation covers red wines made from Pinot Noir and white wines made from Chardonnay.

What is the most expensive white wine in the world?

Deemed the world’s most expensive bottle of white wine, the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem sells for $117,000 American dollars. It is known for being very sweet and enjoyable to sip on – if you have the kind of cash to buy a bottle.

What does Montrachet wine taste like?

Domaine Joseph Drouhin produces several grand cru wines in the Côte d’Or and Chablis, including the Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru. Taste: The 2010 vintage is a focused, balanced, concentrated and full-bodied wine. On the palate it offers vanilla, plum, honey, truffles, smokey and buttery flavors.

What is the most expensive wine?

1945 Romanee-Conti A bottle of French Burgundy wine became the most expensive wine ever sold at auction in 2018. It was originally estimated to sell for around $32,000; however, the seventy-plus-year-old wine sold for a record $558,000.

Which Montrachet is the best?

Best Montrachet Wines

  1. Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune.
  2. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune.
  3. Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune.
  4. Domaine des Comtes Lafon Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune.
  5. Bouchard Pere et Fils Montrachet Grand Cru.

Is Montrachet wine oaked?

The style of white Puligny-Montrachet is often very mineral, with a more restrained oak character compared to the white wines of some of the other Côte de Beaune villages, and tends to be described as “elegant” rather than fruit-driven, although some aspects of the style (such as the level of fruitiness) varies …

Is Puligny-Montrachet a white Burgundy?

Seven out of the eight Grand Cru white Burgundy wines in the entire Burgundy region are produced here. Some of the most famous white wine villages are Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet (a producer of some of the best Montrachet wines), Meursault, Volnay, Beaune, and Corton.

Is Montrachet oaked?

The style of white Chassagne-Montrachet is often both fruity and mineral, with the level of oak varying between producers.