Domaine Ramonet’s Refined Reds

Retail Team | March 2, 2024

Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned for its harmonious white wines, but the appellation also produces some of the best examples of reds to emerge from the Côte de Beaune. For Domaine Ramonet, Chassagne rouges are a specialty, authored with tremendous verve and pedigree.

Across the estate’s 17 hectares, vines average 60 years in age and yields are kept low. The resulting concentration of the Pinot Noir, in combination with Ramonet’s traditional vinification, produces reds that often occasion comparisons to red Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits. They are perfumed, elegant, and refined, yet possess a rounded, velvety texture that is utterly classic.

Sotheby’s Wine has secured a phenomenal line-up of Ramonet’s reds from the 2017, 2020, and 2021 vintages, including several top cuvées that aren’t often found on the market. Produced by third-generation vintners, these bottles capture the trademark expression of an estate that’s been a guiding light in Chassagne for a century.

The 2017 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles Rouge is a signature bottling from the estate. Sourced from a calcareous plot named for its history as a meeting place of lovers, the wine is plush and silky. Broad and fleshy, the village Chassange-Montrachet rouge stands tall as a benchmark of the appellation, while the 2021 1er Cru Monthelie wows with finesse and savory depth.