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Criots-Batard-Montrachet

Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet is a small Grand Cru site located within the commune of Chassagne Montrachet, next to Puligny. It borders Bâtard-Montrachet on the North and Chassagne-Montrachet on the South, and is the smallest of Burgundy's white Grand Crus, at only 1.57 ha.

The soils in Criots are a combination of marl, clay and chalk. In fact, the word "Criots" means chalk in French. The south-east facing slope lies at an altitude of around 780 feet - slighly lower than neighboring Chevalier-Montrachet and Le Montrachet, so the slopes tend to have a higher proportion of clay.

Mounir describes this wine as "a bridge between the body of Bâtard and the class of Montrachet."

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
Criots-Batard-Montrachet label