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.

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Tasting Note

This wine pairs intensity with finesse, full-bodied richness with elegance. With aromas and flavors of white fruit, almonds and minerals, it will develop favorably in the bottle for 12 to 18 years.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with poached fish, shellfish in cream sauce, pâté de foie gras and ripe cheeses such as Munster and mature Comté.

Technical Data
APPELLATION: Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus
Unique Selling Points
  • 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

Vineyard Details

Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus
Louis Jadot’s greatest presence is in the Côte de Beaune, and this can be seen clearly in the house’s 50 Premiers Crus from the region. In Pernand-Vergelesses: Clos de la Croix de Pierre In Savigny-lès-Beaune: Clos des Guettes, Hauts-Jarrons, La Dominode, Les Lavières, Les Vergelesses In Beaune: Premier Cru, Avaux, Boucherottes, Bressandes, Bressandes Blanc, Cent Vignes, Chouacheux, Clos des Couchereaux, Clos des Ursules, Grèves, Les Grèves Le Clos Blanc, Pertuisots, Theurons, Thuvillains In Pommard: Clos de la Commaraine, Epenots, Grands Epenots, Rugiens In Volnay: Clos de la Barre, Clos des Chênes In Meursault: Blagny, Charmes, Genevrières, Goutte-d’Or, Perrières, Porusot In Puligny-Montrachet: Champ-Gain, Clos de la Garenne, Folatières, Les Combettes, Les Pucelles, Perrières, Referts, Garenne In Chassagne-Montrachet: Caillerets, Chenevottes, Grande Montagne, Grandes Ruchottes, La Romanée, Morgeot Blanc Clos de la Chapelle, Morgeot Rouge, Abbaye de Morgeot

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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