Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche
- In the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, the estate of the Marquis de Laguiche is entirely located on the Puligny side of the appellation.
- A very mild slope and a great southeast exposure.
- At every period of history, a few vineyards have been considered heirloom treasures for their incomparable quality.
- The Montrachet of Marquis de Laguiche belongs to this Pantheon.
- This property (2.06 hectares/5.15 acres) is actually the largest parcel of the Montrachet vineyard and has been in the hands of the Laguiche family since 1363.
- The Drouhin family is in charge of its cultivation and vinification and, since 1947, has spread and preserved its worldwide renown.
- The soil is brown-red earth, strewn with white, polished limestone pebble.
- The word “rachet” in Montrachet means infertile land, where nothing can grow.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
FOOD PAIRINGS: Like all great white wines, Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche deserves to accompany the best fish and shellfish dishes, such as lobster or crabmeat in a light wine sauce; salmon, trout or Dover sole simply grilled or poached. The wine should be served no colder than 13°C (57°F).
TASTING NOTES: “An authentic masterpiece! This wine should be regarded as the yardstick by which all other Burgundies should be judged. The color has a splendid golden sheen. On the nose, a multitude of aromas are a pleasure to discover: floral notes of lily of the valley, peach blossom, exotic fruit, honey, grilled almonds, even exotic woods at times. On the palate, the structure is dominated by a harmonious roundness which never imparts any heaviness. The aftertaste is exceptionally long and enhances the finesse of the whole. A glorious symphony of sensations!”. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin