Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet
- The central part of the Côte de Beaune comprises an area predestined to produce great white wines, and Puligny-Montrachet is certainly one of its most glorious examples.
- The clay and chalky soil, which is very stony, has good drainage and warms through easily.
- The Chardonnay is the unique grape variety used to produce these great white wines.
- Joseph Drouhin brings utmost care to making these wines while respecting tradition.
- At the time of harvest, usually around mid-September, the grapes are hand-picked in small cases, then brought to the winery “en Chavet”, in Beaune.
- The grapes are gently pressed. The juice settles down for few hours before going into oak barrels.
- Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are completed, the wine is racked off its lees.
- It is aged in oak barrels for nine to ten months.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
- Due to the refinement of their bouquet and the elegance of their flavors, these great white wines are unquestionably destined to accompany haute cuisine: shellfish cooked in a light wine sauce (court-bouillon) or any delicate fish (such as Dover sole) prepared grilled or poached.
- The wine should be served no colder than 13°C (57°F).
TASTING NOTES: “A wine of great finesse, distinguished and elegant. The color is pure and bright, with light glints of white gold. The aromas evoke trees in bloom and white flesh fruit, like white peaches. With age, the aromas evolve towards almond and lightly grilled dried fruit. On the palate, there is a sensation of fresh silkiness. Long and persistent in the aftertaste, ending on an exceptional wealth of flavors, both floral and fruity.” – Véronique Boss-Drouhin