Roger Belland Criots-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019

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Chardonnay | Burgundy | France | White Wine | Domaine Roger Belland | 2019 | 0,75 L | 14 %
About
Roger Belland Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 is a luxurious dry white wine, crafted exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard, one of Burgundy's most prestigious and limited appellations. This wine is a testament to the exceptional terroir of this small Grand Cru area, known for producing wines of profound complexity and longevity, and Roger Belland's expert winemaking showcases the intensity and elegance that can be achieved from this remarkable plot. The 2019 vintage benefits from meticulous vineyard management and a carefully controlled aging process in French oak barrels, highlighting the winery's commitment to expressing the unique character of this esteemed vineyard.
Producer
The Roger-Joseph Belland winery has been owned by the Belland family for the sixth generation. The vineyards are mostly located in the best terroirs of Les Maranges, Santenay, Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard Premiers and Grands Crus. The harvest is done entirely by hand, with a very careful selection of the best grapes, which are later moved into very small boxes so that nothing spoils the perfect berries. Maceration and fermentation, thanks to modern technologies, take place at very low temperatures to create complex, pleasantly round and fruity wines. After aging in French oak barrels, the wines are bottled right there in the winery.
Tasting notes

On the nose, the Roger Belland Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019 exudes a captivating array of aromatics, from ripe orchard fruits like peach and apple to nuanced layers of toasted nuts, brioche, and a mineral streak that speaks to its distinguished origins. The palate is greeted with a remarkable depth of flavor, combining a rich texture with a backbone of vibrant acidity, unfolding layers of lemon cream, stone fruit, and a subtle hint of vanilla spice, leading to a finish that is both lingering and harmonious. This Grand Cru Chardonnay is a masterful expression of balance, power, and finesse, reflecting both the grandeur of its terroir and the meticulous care in its creation.

Pairing

When pairing the Roger Belland Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019, opt for dishes that match its intensity and complexity, such as roasted veal with a creamy mushroom sauce or grilled lobster tails. This wine also beautifully complements rich, buttery sauces or sophisticated vegetable gratins, allowing its full spectrum of flavors and elegant acidity to enhance the flavors of the food. These pairings not only highlight the wine’s exquisite character but also create a memorable culinary experience.

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Domaine Roger Belland
The Roger-Joseph Belland winery has been owned by the Belland family for the sixth generation. The vineyards are mostly located in the best terroirs of Les Maranges, Santenay, Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard Premiers and Grands Crus. The harvest is done entirely by hand, with a very careful selection of the best grapes, which are later moved into very small boxes so that nothing spoils the perfect berries. Maceration and fermentation, thanks to modern technologies, take place at very low temperatures to create complex, pleasantly round and fruity wines. After aging in French oak barrels, the wines are bottled right there in the winery.
Chassagne-Montrachet
The largest southern appellation of Côte de Beaune and home of the "white kings" of Burgundy - the most prestigious white wines in the world.  The white wines here are rich, dense, expressive and with a strong character. They are made from Chardonnay grapes, have a shimmery gold colour and are characterized by fragrant aromas of acacia, nuts and fresh butter that are replaced by honey and ripe pears over time.  Opening a bottle of Chassagne Montrachet is always an event that can and should be discussed, but the outcome is always the same - this wine is absolutely fantastic.  
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