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A single vine belonged to our Domaine in 1955. Which other plot can better explain the terroir of Puligny-Montrachet? The soil is light and rocky, and little water-springs protect it during summer. It's a very sophisticated wine and a former Domaine Leflaive property.
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press.
In the past, the Lord of Puligny-Montrachet had given this vineyard to his daughters .
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