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Vineyard Profile: Appellation: Burgundy /Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Pucelles / Cultivation: 100% biodynamic / Size: Total of 2.75 hectares (6.79 acres)
le clos du meix: 26 ouvrées (2.77 acres), planted in 1981 and 1985
la grande: 29.5 ouvrées (3.12 acres), planted in 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961 and 1963
la petite: 8.5 ouvrées (0.91 acre), planted in 1969
Soil: Calcareous clay
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, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier)
Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary
2012 was beset by unusual weather that didn’t spare the vines! A mild winter, spring-like March, cool spring with frosts, summer-like May, cooler, wetter June, a variable summer with heatwaves, hail and storms… Because of the cold damp spring, some of the vine flowers didn’t set and form fruit, there was millerandage (where the flowers aren’t fully fertilised and give small berries) and high pressure from mildew and odium. Temperatures went right up during the short periods, over-heating and scorching the berries. This weather caused a significant fall in yields, without, however, impacting on the quality of the grapes, as well spread out bunches with small berries guarantee concentration and intensity.
All in all, the grapes achieved good ripeness in aromas and good sugar to acidity balance. The white wines are characterised by their finesse and concentration. The reds set themselves apart with their lovely colours, ripe and silky tannins and their harmonious mouthfeel