Bachelet-Monnot Maranges 1er La Fussiere Rouge 2019

From perhaps the finest terroir in Maranges.
Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)
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Notes: Cherry, Raspberry, Currant Orange Violet Saline

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13.5

Origin: Burgundy, France

Maker: Domaine Bachelet-Monnot


  • Pinot Noir (Pinot Nero)

Fermentation: Natural Slight Wood

Awards: >90

Decanting: <30 minutes

Asian Food Pairing: Peking duck, Pad See Ew, Shabu Shabu

Western Food Pairing: Grilled spicy prawns, roast half chicken and fries


Bachelet-Monnot Maranges 1er La Fussiere Rouge 2019

Bachelet-Monnot Maranges 1er La Fussiere Rouge is bursting with aromas of red cherry, berries and violets. The medium to full-bodied and dry palate has a velvety texture, lively acidity and fine tannins. Expressive core of lush red cherry and raspberry fruit, orange zest and red currant with a crisp, fresh minerality. Closes in a long mouthwatering saline finish. 

100% Pinot Noir. The fruit for this wine comes from a single vineyard and is perhaps the finest terroir in Maranges, Burgundy. The Bachelet brothers have 6.5 hectares in total on the south-facing slopes of premier cru La Fussière. 

30% whole bunch and some oak ageing.

Ageing potential: Drink 2023–2032.


 - 93 POINTS

 The Bachelet brothers have 6.5 hectares in total on the south-facing slopes of premier cru La Fussière. There is about a hectare of recently replanted vines, and the rest is 50 years of age or older, planted on thin soils over limestone. These deliver a wine that has plenty of black fruit and notes of liquorice on the nose. But notable, above all, are its firm tannic grip and concentration. Perhaps the finest terroir in Maranges.


If you don’t know or don’t rate Maranges, this wine is the wake-up call. The Bachelet-Monnot 2019 1er Cru La Fussière is really concentrated, with masterful intensity in all senses, but still with elegance. Perfectly ripe deep cherry-raspberry fruit with a long finish, fuller-bodied than ever in the past and without the trenchant acidity that used to be a feature sometimes.


The 2019 Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière opens in the glass with notes of peonies, cherries, wild berries and spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and precise, with lively acids, fine tannins and a perfumed, mouthwateringly saline finish, it's a real success. This cuvée has grown, as the Bachelet brothers have acquired more parcels in this stony climat.

- 91–93 POINTS

 The 2019 Maranges La Fussières 1er Cru Rouge, which contains around 30% whole bunches, has a well-defined nose with autumn leaves and tea leaf infusing the vibrant red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured opening, very fresh and brimming with tension, harmonious from start to finish with a liberal sprinkling of cracked black pepper on the very sustained aftertaste. Excellent.


An attractively floral nose is comprised by notes of plum, dark raspberry along with hints of spice and earth. There is both more volume and more refinement to the punchy medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the delicious, refreshing, and sneaky long finish that displays only a touch of rusticity.