Puligny-Montrachet Folatières Premier Cru 2018

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Puligny-Montrachet Folatières Premier Cru 2018 play

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

Puligny-Montrachet shares with its neighbor Chassagne-Montrachet some of the finest white wine vineyards in the world. This commune’s Premier Cru vineyards stretch across the upper half of the Puligny slope, from Meursault to Chassagne. The Folatières plot lies near the summit of the slope on stony clay and chalk soil that drains well and warms easily. In winemaking, the Chardonnay grapes are fermented and matured in oak barrels for a total of 12 to 15 months.

91 Points

Burghound.com

2018 vintage
94 Points

Wine Advocate

2018 vintage
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harvest note

This was a somewhat turbulent growing season. Lack of soil moisture and a poor fruit set diminished the harvest volumes.

tasting note

Lemon curd, roasted hazelnuts and green apple dominate the aromas, with stony earth notes in support. This is dense and rich yet the acidity frames and lengthens the finish.

food pairing

Matches well with all seafood and white meats, with complex sauces, or with fine ripe cheeses and toasted nuts.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru AOP
PH: 3.07
ACIDITY: 4.6 g/L
ABV: 13.49%
AGING: In oak casks, 30% new, for 16 months
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Partial
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.4 g/L

points of distinction

  • Ideal exposition and proximity to the Grand Cru sites make this a highly sought cuvee
  • Very small production even in bountiful vintages
  • A wine which is a reference-point for chardonnay around the world
  • Capable of aging for decades to good effect
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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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