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Jean-Claude Ramonet Bouzerontext

Jean-Claude Ramonet Bouzeron 2018

Bouzeron, Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, FrancePierre Ramonet arrived in Burgundy in the late 1920s with nothing but a knapsack, and started to earn money by buying and vinifying grapes. The land value was very low, so hardworking Pierre was able to accumulate vineyard plots surrounding the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, with his first purchase within the great Ruchottes vineyard in 1934. Pierre eventually handed over the reins to his son André, who passed in 2011, and subsequently to his grandchildren, Noël and Jean-Claude, who had tended the family vineyards since 1984. The Domaine produces 24 appellation wines from 40 acres. This aligoté hails from Bouzeron, where it thrives in the Côtes Chalonnaise's granitic soils. Fresh green herbs, lemon verbena and balm rule the medium palate, plumped slightly with 2018's bounty, but still balanced across a waxen, white honeycomb palate. Drinking now.Tasted: 29 August 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$85.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Jean-Claude RamonetDistributors: That's Life Gourmet
Grape: Aligoté