Puligny-Montrachet

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  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Creation of the appellation

    31 juillet 1937

  • Coulour

    Almost all whites - Chardonnay
    Reds - Pinot Noir

  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 95.02 ha (including 90.97 ha Premier Cru).
    Reds: 0.36 ha

    * in 2018 

  • 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.
     

Wine Characteristics - Puligny-Montrachet

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 - Puligny-Montrachet

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

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 - Puligny-Montrachet

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.

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

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Champ CanetChamp GainClavaillonClos de la GarenneClos de la MouchèreHameau de BlagnyLa GarenneLa TruffièreLe CailleretLes ChalumauxLes CombettesLes DemoisellesLes FolatièresLes PerrièresLes PucellesLes RefertsSous le Puits

Lieux-dits

Au PaupillotBrelanceChamp CroyonCorvée des VignesDerrière la VelleLa RousselleLa Rue aux VachesLe TrézinLe VillageLes AubuesLes BoudrièresLes CharmesLes EnseignèresLes Grands ChampsLes HoulièresLes LevronsLes MeixLes NosroyesLes Petites NosroyesLes Petits Grands ChampsLes ReuchauxLes TremblotsMeix PelletierNoyer BretRue RousseauVoitte
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