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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
"Les Chalumeaux"

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillagePuligny-Montrachet
  • AppellationPuligny-Montrachet Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 35 years
  • SoilLimestone and scree
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential5-7 years
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
  • Home of some of the world's most extraordinary Chardonnays including the famous Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet is the geographical middleman of the white wine villages, bordered by Meursault to the north and by Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. Located just next to the vineyard "Les Truffières", almost at the top of the hill, the vines "Les Chalumeaux" grow high up on limestone and marl soil with an ideal south-easterly exposure, catching as much sunlight as the day-time permits. These vineyards have belonged to the Chalumeau family or be exploited by it, hence its name.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 40% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    This Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Chalumeaux" 2011 offers an attractive light yellow colour. On the nose, exotic fruit explode, refined with vanilla aromas and notes of brioche. Ample and round on tasting, notes of brioche subtly perfume the palate; vanilla aromas reveal a deliciously sweet wine, ending with fresh almond flavors.
  • Food Pairing
    Sole Meunière - roasted squab with grapes - fish - shellfish- cheese

Press review
    • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2017 - - USA - June 2019 - 92/100
    • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2017 - Jancis Robinson - January 2019 - 16/20

      Quite pure and linear. Lots of refreshment value. No excess alcohol or oak. Just a very straight, slightly simple white burgundy. Pretty pure. Drink: 2019 - 2025 (cask sample)

    • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2016 - Jancis Robinson - January 2018 - 17+/20

      Dry, fibrous palate with intense fruit - compact and taut and actually quite heavy. Lovely spicy oak element on the finish. Broad, balanced, lengthy and classic. (RH) Drink 2019-2029

    • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2016- Inside Burgundy, Jasper Morris - January 2018 - 90/100

      Pale colour (...) This is quite stylish, fine boned, with a nice tingling finish. (tasted prior to bottling)

    • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumaux" 2014 - Wine Spectator - November 2016 - 92/100

      Buttered pastry, peach, vanilla and baking spice flavors fold into the creamy texture, with spice notes building as this reaches the long finish. Drink now through 2024. 170 cases made. - Bruce Sanderson (USA)

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