Renowned winemaker Pierre Ramonet established Domaine Ramonet in the 1930s in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy. Over the past 70 years, the iconic winery has expanded to include 15 hectares of prized Chardonnay vineyards, and has been passed down to Pierre’s two grandsons, Noël and Jean-Claude, who run the winery today. The exceptional quality and small production of Domaine Ramonet makes these wines sought after by wine connoisseurs the world over.
One of the most renowned wines of Domaine Ramonet, Bâtard-Montrachet is produced from grapes grown in brown limestone soil that is heavy with clay. It is refined with beautiful acidity, and aromas of stone fruit and apple. We recommend serving this wine after it has aged for at least five to seven, or up to 20 years.
The grapes for this wine are grown in the Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard, a region in the Côte de Beaune famous for Chardonnay. It is named for the serfs who welcomed gifts of lower-altitude vineyard parcels from their Lords (Bienvenue means “welcome” in French). The clay and limestone soil in this area produce wines with clean stone fruit and green apple flavors, with an elegant mineral structure and lasting finish.
Aligoté is the second most planted grape variety in Burgundy, behind Chardonnay. This pure expression of the grape is pale white in color and high in acidity, with crisp, fresh notes of apple and lemon.
The Bourgogne Chardonnay is a wonderful introduction to Domaine Ramonet wines, displaying structured minerality and approachable citrus and floral aromas.
A great value and entry level red from the Domaine Ramonet, the Bourgogne Pinot Noir is supple and soft, exhibiting fruit-forward flavors of raspberry, cherry and tones of spice with gentle tannins.
Made from the Aligoté varietal, grown in the Côte Chalonnaise area of Burgundy, Domaine Ramonet Bouzeron is golden in color and offers floral aromas perfumed with vanilla. Light-bodied but elegant, it displays green tints.
The Chassagne-Montrachet from the Domaine is a perfect segue between the Bourgogne Blanc and the Domaine’s Chassagne-Montrachet Premiers Crus. It is full-bodied, powerful and round.
This vineyard is located near the hamlet of Chassagne-Montrachet and adjacent to another Premier Cru, “Les Chaumées” . The wine exhibits forward aromas of white and yellow orchard fruit, supported by citrusy notes that provide excellent acidity and energy to the wine.
Domaine Ramonet’s Morgeot wine comes from three neighboring vineyard parcels located near the Abbey of Morgeot, dating back to 864 A.D. It shows a heavier style of Chassagne-Montrachet, which refines over time but displays great freshness now. The Morgeot soil is composed of heavy red clay and limestone, which produces wines of robust and rich character.
The name of this Premier Cru comes from the humidity and silty nature of the soil in this vineyard area. Located above Morgeot and below the Ruchottes, Ramonet’s Boudriotte wines are typically more feminine in style, with elegant refinement and juiciness.
The Clos de la Boudriotte vineyard has only three owners, and is the pride and joy of Domaine Ramonet. It lies within the grounds of the Morgeot Abbey, in soils that produce Pinot Noirs of great concentration. With cellaring time, the smooth structure of this wine will be at its best, but its nimble balance also makes it enjoyable at a young age.
Clos Saint-Jean is considered to be the best vineyard in Chassagne-Montrachet for Pinot Noir, and Domaine Ramonet’s sizeable parcel within it produces one of the finest expressions the grape. Bright red cherry fruit dominates a light, crisp body with mineral aromas that stem from the limestone soil, with notes of wet stone.
“Caillerets” is derived from the French word for pebbles, referring to the limestone soil that surrounds the Chardonnay grapes for this wine. Very pale white in color, this wine has a racy acidity with complex floral and rich vanilla notes. It has excellent aging ability, and will develop sophisticated flavors of toast and butterscotch with time.
Made from Chardonnay grapes grown in an east-facing vineyard near a limestone quarry, the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru “Les Chaumées” is light gold in color, smooth and subtle. It offers aromas of vanilla and gingerbread in harmony with notes of stone fruit, rosemary and charred oak on the palate.
The grapes for this wine are grown in a vineyard on a hill near Chassagne-Montrachet called “La Grande Montagne.” The name “Les Ruchottes” comes from the mass of fallen rocks that tumbled onto the hill over time. This Premier Cru is a staple for Domaine Ramonet and is acknowledged as such by wine aficionados.
This elegant “Village” wine is full-bodied and often fleshy, with classic aromas of dark cherry and spicy notes over dense tannins and good depth. It is a great example of the typical character of a Village Cuvée wine, with its light colored body, elegance and firmness.
This Grand Cru within the Puligny-Montrachet area was given the name “Chevalier,” or Knight, because it is the most elevated vineyard in the area. It is full-bodied with notes of spice, citrus, stone and toast. Quite soft on the palate, it delivers an extraordinary length and is age worthy.
Chardonnay grapes grown in Burgundy’s famous Montrachet vineyard produce some of the finest expressions of this varietal in the world. Montrachet means “bald hill” in French, and the vineyard is so named because of its abundance of limestone in place of normal topsoil. Domaine Ramonet Montrachet is the estate's flagship and top wine, dominated by floral and citrus notes with undertones of toast. Flavors of orchard fruits are punctuated by notes of resin and spice.
This Puligny-Montrachet Villages is produced from a vineyard site named “Les Noroyes.” It exhibits floral aromas and white and yellow orchard fruit, with slight wood notes on the nose. It is medium-bodied and pure on the palate, with good richness and a strong finish. It is considered of great value and quality.
“Les Enseignères” is considered one of the best Puligny-Montrachet Village vineyards, adjacent to the Grand Cru “Bienvenue Bâtard-Montrachet”. It exhibits discreet wood notes and floral and green apple aromas, intertwined in a background of citrus and lemon. Great precision, detail and intensity define this wine.
Bordering the Meursault appellation, this vineyard is adjacent to Premier Cru Les Combettes, on the Northern edge of Puligny-Montrachet. It owes its name to an ancient custom of attaching the vineyard owner’s name to the name “Champs,” or fields. The wine is deep and concentrated, with a good mid-palate, persistent length and terrific depth.
Bordering the appellations of Chassagne & Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin produces wines with a similar style of roundness and structure. Ramonet’s Premier Cru has intense minerality, and displays a pale gold color with a green tint. It opens with wood notes followed by round fruit flavors.