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The History and Significance of Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Wines

Discover the captivating story behind Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet wines, a journey that spans centuries and celebrates the essence of Burgundy's terroir. With a legacy rooted in tradition and a commitment to excellence, these wines have garnered recognition worldwide for their exceptional quality and distinctive character.

A Village with a Rich Past

Step back in time to the year 1175, when the village now known as Puligny was named Puliniacum by the abbey of Maizières. Its name originated from the old French term "pol," meaning "basin/water." Nestled on a groundwater outcropping, Puligny boasts unique cellars that are not particularly deep.

Puligny wines are renowned for their clarity, displaying brilliant hues of light green and exuding delicate, mineral aromas complemented by hints of white flowers. Their refined texture and elegant profile are a testament to the village's exceptional winemaking heritage.

The Unique Expression of Puligny-Montrachet

At Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet, the Puligny-Montrachet wine holds a special place. What sets it apart is that three-quarters of the blend comes from a 1.1-hectare parcel located in the Puligny Premier Cru "Les Chalumeaux." Originally classified as Premier Cru, it was later declassified by INAO due to the former owner's unauthorized introduction of 20 centimetres of topsoil from elsewhere, which violated INAO's regulations.

However, over time, the combined forces of erosion and biodynamic farming have led the vines' roots to delve deeper into the original terroir. This unique process has bestowed the Puligny-Montrachet with an exceptional density and complexity that places it between a top-tier village wine and a Premier Cru, making it a true gem to be cherished.

The Perfect Terroir

What sets Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet apart is not only its exceptional Puligny-Montrachet vineyard but also its strategic location mid-slope among the Premier Crus. Additionally, two other parcels, "Levron" and "Baudrières-Nosroy," with a combined area of 0.38 hectares, contribute to the composition of this extraordinary wine.

A Commitment to Excellence

The wines of Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet are renowned for their impeccable aromatic purity. The winemakers prioritize balance and elegance above all, favouring finesse over raw power and extraction. Each bottle reflects the essence of Burgundy, embodying the character of its appellation and the unique terroirs from which they originate.

Throughout the winemaking process, Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet employs meticulous farming methods to preserve the individual style of their wines. Hand-harvesting ensures that only the finest fruit is selected, while pneumatic presses allow for precise calibration based on grape quality and vintage characteristics. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations occur in carefully chosen barrels, with 600-litre and 228-litre casks predominantly utilized.

Following one year of wood aging, the wines undergo a second aging phase in stainless steel, lasting four to six months. This phase enhances the wine's freshness and tension, preserving its vibrancy. Before bottling, a gentle fining process is employed, followed by a respectful filtration that maintains the wine's integrity.

A Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Since 2002, Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet has embraced organic farming in all its vineyard parcels. In 2005, the estate further deepened its commitment to environmental stewardship by adopting biodynamic viticulture practices. These holistic and sustainable approaches ensure the utmost respect for the living soils, allowing the wines to truly express their unique terroir.

Experience the Essence of Burgundy

Indulge in the captivating wines of Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet, where tradition meets innovation, and terroir takes centre stage. Explore the exquisite selection available at The Reserve Cellar and embark on a sensory journey through the finest expressions of Burgundy's winemaking heritage.

Discover the elegance, complexity, and timeless allure that define Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet wines.

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