Located in the middle of the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy's Cote d'Or, Puligny Montrachet is known as the top village for making epic, ageworthy Chardonnay. Burgundy is also the birthplace of Chardonnay, and continues to be THE benchmark that all great Chardonnays are measured up against.
At Jehan Emonin, the vines are Guyot pruned and the aim is not to manage yield by hectolitres per hectare, but rather to limit the number of shoots and bunches per stock to have a good air flow in the canopy. Disbudding is carried out as well Grapes are picked by hand only when phenolic maturity has been achieved. The wine-making is traditional, using only indigenous yeast. The aging of white wines goes from 12 to 18 months. The use of new oak is judicious here with the village and 1er Cru wines aged in 25-30% new oak, and no more than 50% on the Grands Crus. These are wines of pure class and balance.
Size: 10 Hectares
Soil: Clay, Limestone (calcaire)
Tasting Notes: 100% barrel fermented and aged, 25% new oak. The Puligny Vineyards are located on the top of the slope above folatieres giving the wine a very pointed mineral nose with candied yellow orchard fruits. Very tightly would with great tension between the fruit and firm calcaire influence, almost salty, wonderful hints of buttered brioche and spice oak in the extended finish - perfectly balanced and luscious.