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Criots Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru Fontaine-Gagnard 2019
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Criots Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru Fontaine-Gagnard 2019

Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Criots Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru from the French winery Fontaine-Gagnard is a refined and elegant Chardonnay that is well suited for important gifts and special occasions. The grapes are carefully selected by hand while the wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in French oak barrels. The straw yellow colour with golden hues illuminates the view while soft aromas of ripe yellow fruit, honey and sweet spices are released. The taste is tasty, soft, enveloping, creamy and with an excellently persistent finish

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Batard Montrachet AOC


Chardonnay 100%


Alcohol content

13.5 %


75 cl Bottle


Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in wood at a controlled temperature


12 months in barrique

Additional Notes

Contains sulfites
Collection bottle, no discounts


Criots Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is born in one of the most prized terroirs of the Côte de Beaune, which has always been famous for producing extraordinary, elegant and complex white wines made from Chardonnay. The Criots Bâtard-Montrachet area is located between Mersault and Santenay in a legendary spot for all Burgundy enthusiasts. Thanks to the centuries-old work of the Cistercian monks of Maizières Abbey, these lands have become a true garden of viticulture. On vocated soils with a sunny, cool and very windy climate, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have found the ideal conditions to give excellent wines. It is precisely in this area that Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard has some of its most prestigious vineyards.

The Chardonnay Criots Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is the fruit of a family of vignerons from Burgundy who have been cultivating vines in these wonderful lands for several centuries. Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard owns 12 hectares of vineyards, divided into many small parcels, which are located in the communal terroir of Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard. The grapes come from a vineyard of Chardonnay grown in the lieu-dit Grand Cru Les Criots, which is located north of the famous village of Chassagne-Monrachet, The name of the place comes from the Burgundian term "de Craie" is refers to the presence of a soil rich in pebbles and stones, of limestone matrix. The vineyard is situated an altitude of 240 meters above sea level with a sunny south and southwest facing exposure. The mild climate ensures slow ripening of the grapes, with development of particularly elegant and refined aromas. The winemaking process is carried out in a simple and traditional way, with soft weighing of the bunches and fermentation of the flower must with indigenous yeasts. Aging lasts 12 to 18 months and takes place in French oak barrels, 30-40% new.

The white Criots Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a Chardonnay distinguished by a particularly harmonious and balanced profile, produced with grapes of great aromatic richness and finesse and a terroir of great value, In the glass it is yellow embellished with luminous gold highlights. It captures with scents of acacia flowers, orange blossom, verbena, fragrances of grapefruit, aromas of ripe yellow fruit, orange honey and dried fruit. The palate has a clear and elegant entry, with a broad palette of aromas that captivates with refined expressive complexity. The finish is persistent, savory, fresh and mineral. A bottle for true connoisseurs.


Straw yellow with golden highlights


Creamy, enveloping, elegant, involving and with a very long finish


Intense, captivating, notes of yellow-fleshed fruit meet spicy and buttery hints