Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay varietal. The white wines have well-defined personalities and an established reputation.
The soil type of the Côte de Beaune has contributed greatly to the quality of the wines. The sinking of the plain caused the formation of a long and very regular slope facing east-south-east, perfect for maximum sunlight. It also liberated precious minerals trapped in the lower layers of the earth. The basic soil type is of limestone and clay whose mineral content varies enourmously from one tiny plot to the next.
The grapes will be harvested by hand in September. They will be sorted by hand on arrival at the winery on a special sorting bench, most important for maintaining quality especially in more difficult years. They must then be crushed to liberate the juices trapped in the berries, and then pressed. A pneumatic press is preferable since it is more gentle with the grape than a simple mechanical method. The must thus obtained will be put into traditional Burgundian oak casks of 228 liters where it will ferment and become one of the greatest dry white wines in the world.
Very distinct oak aromas, vanilla, toasted bread, walnut.
Full-bodied and smooth with flavors of vanilla and oak which linger beautifully in the mouth.
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