This is Burgundy at its most classic, with a refined, mineral, citrous nose, while the palate is a high-wire balancing act between layers of complex, ripe, fleshy fruit, beautifully integrated oak and refreshing acidity.
The Bachey-Legros family has been producing wine in the region for six generations and the domaine now has an enviable 18 hectares across the Cotes de Beaune, including some new vineyards in Chassagne Montrachet. The cellar is located in the tiny village of Haut-Santenay and is now run by brothers Samuel and Lenaic, coordinated by their mother Christiane. The wines have taken on a new lease of life since the younger generation have come in, but have not lost any of their verve and charm, and retain their distinctive terroir characters. Both red and white the wines from this estate are defined by purity and elegance. No surprise that they are darlings of the Guide Hachette.