Domaine Ramonet: An Underrated Range of Reds

Lucien Michel | August 6, 2022

Domaine Ramonet, set in the Côte de Beaune, is one of the stars of Burgundy. Based out of Chassagne-Montrachet, it is well-known for its range of white wines, from their fantastic Premier Crus to the fabulous Grand Crus of Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet.

The domaine’s white wines often overshadow the reds, but make no mistake, their range of red wines is exceptional as well. The estate has been producing red wines nearly since the establishment of the property and every time I’ve had the opportunity to taste them, I found them to be truly exciting wines. They have an almost “Côte de Nuits'' quality to them, and with Chassagne being located at the frontier of that very Côte, you can find a finesse and freshness reminiscent of the best appellations for Pinot Noir.

The most refined wine from the domaine’s range will undoubtedly be the Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru – Clos de la Boudriotte, which is perfumed and pure with very appealing fruit. We are proud to offer a succession of successful vintages: 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. For the ultimate tasting experience, try them side-by-side!

The Chassagne-Montrachet Village Rouge drinks marvelously in both the 2016 and 2017; expect something simpler but nonetheless succulent.

Last but not least, the Pernand-Vergelesses “Les Belles Filles”, which usually displays a riper fruit than the Chassagne range, is great for a casual and easy drinking red. The name translates into “the pretty girls”, which reminds me of the feminine style of these reds that have a floral aspect to them.