France_Burgundy_Cote de Beaune_Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet is primarily a white wine producing region, with Chardonnay dominating the acreage. Unlike Chassagne-Montrachet where there is a good amount of red wine, Puligny is white wine country tried and true. 

Puligny has two Grand Crus outright (Chevalier-Montrachet & Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet) and shares two with Chassagne-Montrachet (Le Montrachet & Batard Montrachet).

The soils in Puligny are pebbly limestone which is perfect for Chardonnay. The wines are very floral and elegant with classic grilled nuts and iodine aromas. They also can age wonderfully, especially 1er Cru's like Perrieres, Les Referts, Pucelles and Le Cailleret. 

There are a smaller amount of great wines in Puligny, due to how small it is, but the top growers make perhaps the best white wines in all of Burgundy. It was not always like that. In the 17th century, Le Montrachet wines sold for a very low price. Boy, do things change as now Le Montrachet is the most expensive white wine in the world. The Grand Crus of Puligny-Montrachet can age fr up to 25-50 years or longer in great vintages. Puligny-Montrachet typically goes for between $45-$1195 (for the most expensive Montrachets).

Notable Recent Vintages: 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1985, 1982

Top producers of Puligny-Montrachet:
  • Domaine d'Auvenay
  • Domaine Leflaive
  • Henri Boillot
  • Boyer-Martenot
  • Colin-Deleger
  • Pierre Yves Colin-Morey
  • Paul Pernot
  • Louis Jadot
  • Hubert de Montille (1er Cru "en Cailleret")
  • Pousse d'Or (1er Cru "en Cailleret")
  • Domaine des Lambrays (1er Cru "Clos du Caillerets")
  • Benoit Ente
  • Jacques Carillon
  • Domaine/Maison Etienne Sauzet
  • Domaine/Maison Marc Colin
  • Vincent Girardin
  • Arnaud Ente
  • Jean-Claude Bachelet
  • Henri Prudhon
  • Jean-Phillipe Fichet(1er Cru "Referts")
  • Domaine Thierry et Pascale Matrot (1er Cru "Chalumeaux)
  • Château de Puligny-Montrachet
  • Roger Belland
  • Maison et Domaines Picard
  • Paul Pillot
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