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  • Decanting time

    1h
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Poulet Rôti & Crusted butterfish

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The Story

Cultivation: 100% biodynamic

Vineyard size: 1.26 hectares (3.11 acres)

Vine Age: Planted 1995 and 2004

Soil: Calcareous clay

Harvesting: Manual with grape sorting. Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date

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, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier). After 12 months in cask, the wine was aged an additional 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Vintage 2012

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

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Dry, savoury, pithy, concentrated – not as immediately showy as their Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St-Marc, but has the length and depth to offset that. Drink 2016-2026. – Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com 17.5/20 

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Origin

Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy

Grapes

100% Chardonnay

Drinking temperature

10-12C

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