Burgundy Elite: 2011 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet: 1er Cru Morgeot & 1er Cru La Boudriotte

Posted by Ian McFadden

Burgundy Elite:
A Strong Showing in 2011
2011 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet:
1er Cru Morgeot & 1er Cru La Boudriotte

Few, if any producers, have supplied me with as many stunning bottles of White Burgundy as Ramonet.

For decades, Ramonet, along with Coche-Dury and Leflaive, has represented the absolute pinnacle of White Burgundy.

Ramonet's Grand Crus are rare and chased down by blue chip collectors. Today, we focus on a more accessible side of Ramonet, the 1er Crus Morgeot and La Boudriotte. One of the things about Ramonet that has always deeply impressed me is the top-to-bottom quality of the range. I've had bottles of Ramonet's 1er Crus at twenty-five years old that have been shockingly good.

We continue to be impressed by the 2011 whites. They have a beautiful balance with plenty of presence and driven mineral tones.

These are wines that we buy every year with high expectations. With that said, we haven't done a Ramonet offer since the 2008s, but the 2011s are so impressive that there was no doubt about offering them. Ramonet has been moving from strength-to-strength for the past decade. The 2011s are a very strong showing for Ramonet, right there with 2008 and 2007.

To start with the 1er Cru La Boudriotte, this is one of the more muscular entries of the Ramonet line-up. It delivers real intensity and power and in 2011 there's a harmony that bodes well for aging. The 1er Cru Morgeot delivers a jagged energy. There's an intense thread of minerality driving through the wine. In 2011, there a persistence and length with a firm and detailed finish.

Boudriotte and Morgeot complement each other well: Boudriotte is the brawny one and Morgeot is the leaner, pointed one. Ramonet's skill is boldly present in both. Our previous Ramonet offers have sold out swiftly, so we advise that you order quickly.

To order, email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits