Puligny-Montrachet premier cru

La Garenne

Tasting Notes

Nose : Due to its geographic location (very mineral soil), the wine has a nice fresh nose (fresh fruits, citrus).

Palate : This wine is rich and complex : the fruity flavor blends with floral aromas and the whole is supported by a nice vivacity. Furthermore the age of the parcel provides it with a great persistance.

Laying : Drink after two or three years or lay down for eight to ten years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

The highest Premier cru from Puligny Montrachet in the hill, on the edge of the Saint-Aubin Premier Cru "Les Murgers des Dents de Chien" ; it faces south.

Soil

Very chalky.

Grape Variety

100% Chardonnay.

Age of the vines

60 years.

Harvesting

100% Manual.

Destemming

No destemming but a crushing before the pneumatic pressing.

Winemaking

After pressing, the must is directly put into barrels where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place. Aged entirely in barrels with 20% new barrels.

Alcohol

13% Vol.

Ageing

About 15 months

Production

About 1 200 Bottles.

Best served with

Lobster, Coquille Saint-Jacques, seabass, monkfish, John Dory with Julienne vegetables.