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Puligny-Montrachet

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 100 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

Wine Characteristics

White: this wine is a bright gold colour with greenish highlights, becoming more intense with age. The bouquet brings together hawthorn blossoms, ripe grapes, marzipan, hazelnut, amber, lemon-grass and green apple. Milky (butter, hot croissant) and mineral aromas (flint) are commonplace, as is honey. Body and bouquet blend into a subtle harmony. This wine combines grace with a welldefined character and a remarkable concentration.


Red: the red wine is bright ruby when young, darkening with age. Its bouquet is divided between small red fruits (raspberry gooseberry) and black fruits (blackcurrant blackberry) later shifting towards leather, musk and fur.
Tender and well-fruited, it is well put-together and does well with several years’ aging.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip

White: Puligny-Montrachet and its Premiers Crus are concentrated and well-bred. Their balance, aromatic complexity, and purified style demand delicate but rich food. They are equally at home with poultry in sauce or veal fried with mushrooms. Their great distinction elicits a grateful response from foie gras, lobster, crawfish, and grilled or fried sea-fish. On the cheese-board, its natural allies are goat cheeses, Reblochon, or soft-centred cheeses like Brie de Meaux.
Serving temperature: 11 to 13°C.


Red: its opulent and fleshy structure will lend lusciousness and fullness to veal, pork, and roast fowl, as well as to hard cheeses like Comté.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.
 

Situation


Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. The appellation was created in 1937 on soils separated by only a few metres from the Grands Crus. The white wines have well-defined personalities and an established reputation. The plots which adjoin the hamlet of Blagny produce an excellent red wine from the Pinot Noir grape.

Terroirs

The vines in many cases occupy brown limestone soils, or soils where limestone alternates with marls and limey-clays. Soils are deep in some places. In others, the rock is exposed at the surface. Where there are clayey alluvia, these are coarser higher up and finer at the foot of the slope. Exposures East and South-East. Altitude: 230-320 metres.

The Côte de Beaune explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Champ Canet
  • Champ Gain
  • Clavaillon
  • Clos de la Garenne
  • Clos de la Mouchère
  • Hameau de Blagny
  • La Garenne
  • La Truffière
  • Le Cailleret
  • Les Chalumaux
  • Les Combettes
  • Les Demoiselles
  • Les Folatières
  • Les Perrières
  • Les Pucelles
  • Les Referts
  • Sous le Puits

Lieux-dits

  • Au Paupillot
  • Brelance
  • Champ Croyon
  • Corvée des Vignes
  • Derrière la Velle
  • La Rousselle
  • La Rue aux Vaches
  • Le Trézin
  • Le Village
  • Les Aubues
  • Les Boudrières
  • Les Charmes
  • Les Enseignères
  • Les Grands Champs
  • Les Houlières
  • Les Levrons
  • Les Meix
  • Les Nosroyes
  • Les Petites Nosroyes
  • Les Petits Grands Champs
  • Les Reuchaux
  • Les Tremblots
  • Meix Pelletier
  • Noyer Bret
  • Rue Rousseau
  • Voitte

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 17 Premiers Crus Climats.
    The commune of Puligny-Montrachet also produces 4 Grands Crus (see Appellation sheets No. 52).
    Red wines from the defined area of this appellation may use the alternative appellation CÔTE DE BEAUNE-VILLAGES.
    Producing commune: Puligny-Montrachet.
    The appellation PULIGNY-MONTRACHET and PULIGNY-MONTRACHET PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 210.70 ha (including 98.13 ha Premier Cru).
    Reds: 0.76 ha (including 0.05 ha Premier Cru).
     

Coulour


Almost all whites - Chardonnay
Reds - Pinot Noir

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