Les Pucelles
Puligny Montrachet
2012

The Terroir and its vines

By the end of  2011,  the Domaine acquired a 27 ares vine in Les Pucelles climat, a famous Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru, south-east facing. This plot is located in the former " Clos des Meix" in the heart of  Les Pucelles.  The clay-limestone soil is very fine, of a deep ochre colour.  

It is an ideal terroir for the greatest white wines produced with the Chardonnay vine variety.   This vineyard was planted in 1971, with a density of 10.000 vines per hectare.  

The 2012 Vintage

This first vintage harvested in Puligny Montrachet was characterized by a cold, wet spring, resulting in some flower abortion and uneven grape size. Hail storms in July and August further reduced the crop.

Good weather in September enabled us to pick well-ripened grapes on 24 September. The yield was 33 hectolitres per hectare. The wines were fermented and matured entirely in oak barrels, with 50 % new barrels.

Bottling took place on 16 September 2013: 900 standard-sized bottles and 100 magnums.

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Notes: this wine will be available mid 2014

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