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.

94 Points
Wine Advocate
2018 vintage
91 Points
2018 vintage
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
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

About the Grape

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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