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
Wine Spectator
92 Points
Harvest Note
This was a somewhat turbulent growing season. Lack of soil moisture and a poor fruit set diminished the harvest volumes.
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
Ideal with grilled fish, scallops in cream sauce.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru AOP
PH: 3.18
ACIDITY: 4.07 g/L
ABV: 13.13%
AGING: In oak casks, 30% new, for 16 months
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Partial
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.7 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • Puligny’s typicité is very expressive, fine and floral aromas, racy, delicate, vibrant fruit and strident minerality.
  • Puligny wines have more elegance and finesse than those of Meursault and Chassagne.

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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