The Chevalier-Montrachet AOC
has been a Grand Cru appellation of the Côte de Beaune in the Côte-d'Or, since 1937. On the wine label, the Grand Cru designation must appear immediately below the appellation in the same size font. The Chevalier-Montrachet
appellation in only produced in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet.
In Montrachet, the soils are fairly thin and lie on hard limestone traversed by a band of reddish marl. In Chevalier, the soils are thin and stony rendzinas derived from marls and marly-limestone. The seven hectares of vineyards which make up the Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru wine appellation only permit a small production of 300 hectolitres.
The Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru appellation produces white wines exclusively, which are made from one of Burgundy’s flagship grape varieties, the Chardonnay. Although there are subtle differences between the different climats, they also share many common traits. Their colour is gold flecked with emerald, darkening to yellow with age. The bouquet of Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru evokes butter and warm croissants, bracken, dried fruit, spices and honey. Body and bouquet are indistinguishable, so closely blended are structure and harmony into a single perfect whole. Unctuous and firm, dry and caressing, enveloped and profound, these wines combine every virtue in an uncompromising personality. The exceptional characteristics of Chevalier-Montrachet wine are perfectly expressed in the wines produced by Bouchard Père et Fils, Louis Latour, Domaine d’Auvenay and Louis Jadot.