Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Folatières"

40 years old

The vines are located in the Puligny-Montrachet Village area, in the south of the Côte de Beaune. Puligny Montrachet is the place where you can find the most famous Grands Crus vineyards (Bienvenues-Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet) Soil : clay and limestone. The parcel is located high on the slope. 100% chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different yearly works in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out when picking the grapes. The grapes are wholly pressed in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a cold settling of 12 hours at 13°C, then gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks (20% of new oak). The primary and malolactic fermentations can then begin with wild yeasts.

The ageing is long on fine lees during 18 months. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and gently filtered before bottling it following the lunar calendar ("fruit” day to get a wine on freshness and minerality).

Very elegant wines with mineral notes and a well-integrated acidity. Long and fine.

Fish, shellfish or creamy white meat.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Folatières"
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru "Les Folatières"

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