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. La Garenne has medium-density, chalky soil. In winemaking, the Chardonnay grapes are fermented and matured in oak barrels.

91 Points
2018 vintage
90 Points
Wine Advocate
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
Aromas of ripe pear and roasted apples mingle with both floral and subtle earth notes. Expansive on the palate and with a very long finish.
Food Pairing
Ideal with any fine seafood or shellfish, especially after the wine has achieved several years of aging.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru AOP
PH: 3.18
ACIDITY: 4.23%
ABV: 13.48%
AGING: In oak casks, 30% new, for 16 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Refined, elegant and rare white from a highly regarded terroir
  • From Chardonnay vines which are quite old, yielding tiny amounts of complex fruit
  • Delicate vinification allows the wine to express itself in subtle complexity
  • Aging potential of 15 - 20 years

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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