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.
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.