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  • Country ranking ?

    261
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon and avocado blinis

The Story

Vineyard Profile Appellation: Burgundy/ Location: 1 parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet / Cultivation: 100% biodynamic/ Size: 0.082 hectare (0.2 acre) 

Vine Age: Planted 1960 / Soil: Calcareous clay

Vinification Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask. Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 100% new (origin Allier). Matured 12 months in new oak, followed by 6 months in 1-year-old oak, then prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Vintage 2004

Vintage 2004 / Autumn 2003 was mild, while January was very damp.
February had mixed temperatures, but was sunny and dry (a record since 1945).
Spring started on March 14 with very warm, dry weather (22-24° around the 17th), giving rise to fears of a second consecutive scorching hot summer. Return to normal at end-March. The vines resumed their usual growth at the beginning of April. A cool, damp spell followed.

In mid-April, growth in vegetation was two weeks behind that of 2003 (a very early year) and a few days behind that of normal years.
Vegetal development was slow at end-April and the beginning of May, with cool temperatures - especially at night - but with no frost.
Warm weather returned around mid-May, setting off an explosion in vegetal growth. At end-May growth was still behind that of 2003, but was advanced compared with 2001-2002.

The first flowers were observed on June 8. In Puligny flowering peaked on June 15, ending around June 20-22. The grape bunches grew quickly after a very good fruit set. July was very cool, especially at night. The start of the véraison (grape colour change) was observed at end-July (a normal date). The month of August was very rainy for 20 days. Fortunately, September was beautifully dry and sunny, perfectly fulfilling its mandate as the month dedicated to quality in Burgundy 's wines. Ripening continued in regular fashion. Chardonnay ripened more slowly than Pinot Noir, requiring a few extra days before being harvested.
Harvesting took place in Puligny from September 25 to October 3. It was a very ripe, abundant harvest with an excellent sugar/acidity balance.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Yellow and Clear

ending

Long, Smooth and Flavorful

flavors

Bread, Apricot, Honey, Creamy, Floral and Nutty

nose

Pure, Complex, Refined and Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Perfectly balanced, Complex, Medium-bodied, Ripe, Fruity, Silky and Dry

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Bottle in perfect condition and with normal size. Looking medium, yellow, clear and evolved. Open, intense, mature, complex, refined, charming, pure and volatile on the nose. The taste is ripe, fruity, silky, high in acidity, low alcohol content, perfectly balanced, complex, medium-bodied and dry. With apricot, bread, buttery, citrus, creamy, floral, honey, nutty, spice and white fruits flavor. Long, smooth and flavorful. Recommended. Fine. Decanted 2t and drink between 2015 and 2020. Good value for money.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 97p

Information

Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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