Domaine Bachelet Puligny-Montrachet Les Aubues Villages 2015
OWNER JEAN-CLAUDE BACHELET
WINEMAKER JEAN-CLAUDE, BENOIT AND JEAN-BAPTISTE BACHELET
This is a brilliantly situated lieu-dit in Puligny, lying just below the road which runs along the bottom of the Grands Crus, and right on the border with Chassagne. Despite that, it is very Puligny in style: tense, fresh and really mineral. Drink 2022-2028.
Jean-Claude Bachelet used to sell the majority of his crop to négociants. Nowadays the estate bottles virtually all of its wines and is considered as one of the most conscientious wine producers in Saint-Aubin. His sons Benoit and Jean-Baptiste are now involved and there has been a further step up in quality and consistency.
Jean-Claude Bachelet's estate has holdings in Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet Puligny Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet.
The white wines are matured in wooden barriques, of which around 10% are new. Bachelet's wines are exceptionally well balanced and display understated citrus and mineral characteristics. They possess good medium-term ageing potential.