Puligny-Montrachet 2016

Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies

Puligny-Montrachet 2016 play

Region: France / Burgundy / Côte de Beaune Villages
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

The clay and chalk soil of the central Côte de Beaune is very stony, drains well and warms easily. In the vineyards, sustainable viticulture helps ensure high-quality fruit. The grapes are handpicked and sorted, then gently pressed and fermented in oak without artificial temperature control. Partial or no malolactic fermentation is permitted based on the vintage, and a portion of the wine is aged in French oak. Fining and filtration is light. The goal is always to retain the wine’s complexity and structure.

92 Points

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harvest note

2016 began with frost, resulting in smaller crops, but the smaller crop allowed for ripening well into September due to cool, dry, and sunny weather. While yields were low, excellent white wines were produced. The 2016 vintage is unfolding to be an amazing one.

tasting note

Distinctive, concentrated fresh fruit and vanilla aromas carry on to the palate and culminate in a persistent, lingering finish. Puligny produces wines with greater firmness and depth than those of Meursault, and greater refinement and delicacy than those of Chassagne.

food pairing

An excellent companion to fish, shellfish, poultry and cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Puligny-Montrachet
PH: 3.29
ACIDITY: 3.88 g/l
ABV: 13.07%
AGING: 16 months in French oak barrels, 33% new; 12 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • Puligny wines have more elegance and finesse than those of Meursault and Chassagne.
  • about the grape +
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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