2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Garenne”
Towards the southern part of the Côte de Beaune lies the famed village of Puligny-Montrachet. Except for the hill of Corton, all the chardonnay Grand Crus reside in Puligny-Montrachet (sharing borders with Chassagne-Montrachet). The soils are primarily brown limestone with marls and stones at altitides renging from 230-320 meters.
La Garenne is a small 0.14 hectare vineyard that was planted in 1950 on the top of the slopes. “ La Garenne” refers to the enclosed woods that were traditionally used to breed and hunt small game, especially rabbit. A wind swept vineyard with Comblanchien clay-limestone, Callovian, Middle and Upper Bathonian scree.
Aged 11 months in French oak.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES |
A beautiful clear colour with green highlights; a nose of white flowers; a full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel that caresses the palate at length, enhanced by a mineral freshness, bold, but not overpowering.
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