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2014  

Production area

Puligny-Montrachet, in the Côte de Beaune, is an appellation that covers a surface area of 211,46 ha. It includes 17 single vineyards classified as Premier Cru that represent 98,18 ha. The commune of Puligny-Montrachet also produces 5 Grands Crus.

Origins

The climat is ideally located nearby the so famous Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet, the South Est exposure is excellent as well. The high proportion of clay gives to the wine a specific minerality which underlines the typicality of the Chardonnay. The vines are planted at regular distance of each other which enables deep ploughing of the soil.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

The grapes were hand-picked and sorted manually as soon as they arrived at the winery. They were then pressed in a pneumatic press which allows for perfect extraction of the juices without over pressing the grapes.
Vinification and ageing in oak barrels took place with a proportion of 25% new barrels. The wine is aged on the lees for 17 months without stirring to accentuate the mineral side of the wine.

Tasting notes

Colour: Pale gold colour.
Nose: Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas, white pear and toast notes. Hint of minerality.
Palate: Complex and well-balanced. Taut and tight. Elegant minerality with a well-integrated acidity. Refreshing aftertaste and long finish.

Food and wine pairing

This wine will be perfect paired with refined dishes such "foie gras", seafood, fish and goat's cheese.

Serving suggestions

11 to 13°C

Ageing potential

10 years and more.

Vintage : 2014

The 2014 vintage in Bourgogne: All the makings of a great
After the dormant winter period, the vines returned to life in clement, warm and dry conditions. The start of the growing cycle gave an early indication of the potential harvest, despite some incidence of shatter, when the flowers fail to form fruit.
At the end of June, the weather changed, becoming cool and damp, but ripening continued nonetheless. The return of the sun and a northerly wind – the signature of September in the Bourgogne wine region – led to ideal conditions for the vines to reach full maturity. Picking began in mid-September in a serene and sunny atmosphere, and vinification unfolded without problem.

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