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Puligny-Montrachet “La Garenne” 2014

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

Puligny added the name of its most famous grand cru ‘Montrachet’ to its name in 1879. Puligny-Montrachet boasts exceptional terroirs for Chardonnay. The climat of “La Garenne” is situated just below that of “Champ Gain”, in the heights of the village.

Total Surface Area: 9 ha 86 a 88 ca
Exposition: South-East
Soil: Light, Stony, Shallow

Winemaking

Domaine Faiveley is responsible for all the work carried out in this vineyard and can therefore have total control over the quality of the grapes, as in the plots it owns. The hand picked harvest is transported with care to the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 14-16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Vintage Information

The 2014 vintage produced well-balanced, intensely coloured, rich and aromatic wines. A classic Burgundian vintage.

Tasting Note

Attractive nose offering subtle and seductive notes of citrus and exotic fruits combined with delicate toasty notes. The palate is rich and well-balanced with a smooth mouthfeel and taut, mineral structure. A very harmonious wine with exceptional aromatic persistency.

Food Pairing

Foie Gras, Poached fish, Shellfish.







Serving Suggestion

Serve at 12°C. Cellaring Potential: 8 to 10 years

Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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