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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "La Garenne"

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "La Garenne"

  • The vintage
    • The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      In 1879, Puligny added its name to that of its more renowned Grand Cru: Montrachet. The "La Garenne" climat covers 9 hectares of vines situated just above"Champ Gain" on the upper parts of the hillside. The name of this parcel (Garenne or Varenne) was a term used in the Middle Ages to refer to a wooden area where hunting was reserved for the Lord. In September 2012, the press discovered that the United Kingdom was soon to have an heir when the Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton - declined a glass of our Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "La Garenne".

    • Exposition

      South-East

    • Soil

      Light, shallow, pebbly soils

    • Grape Variety

      Chardonnay

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 18 a 79 ca [0,46 Acre]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1988

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. Vinification lasts 4 weeks and takes place in French oak barrels (40-50% of which are new oak) in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures. The wines are stirred frequently in order to keep the wine in contact with the lees and then aged for 17 to 18 months. This enables them to retain excellent tension and aromatic complexity as well as a smooth, delicate palate.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Attractive nose offering subtle and seductive notes of citrus and exotic fruits combined with delicate toasty notes. The palate is rich and well-balanced with a smooth mouthfeel and taut, mineral structure. A very harmonious wine with exceptional aromatic persistency.

    • Serve with

      Farm-bred chicken with truffles, sole meunière, baked oysters, scallops and smoked duck breast

    • Serve at

      12 to 14°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      8 to 10 years

  • The vintage
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