Puligny-Montrachet Vs Chassagne Pack
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET VS CHASSAGNE
In the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet share the uncontested title of the prince of Chardonnay. This fine, broad hillside brings out the very highest expression of Burgundian Chardonnay. The divine Grand Cru Montrachet (pronounced “Monrachay”) was officially appended to the name of Chasssagne and Puligny in 1879 however the AOC wasn’t created till 1937.
The hill of Montrachet sits at altitudes between 220 and 325 metres with exposures East, South-East. The soil types in this area range from brown limestone to pebbly limestones, through to grey and pink marls and sandy soils with a Jurassic basis. The Boarder of Chassagne and Puligny is split by their Grand Cru vineyards (Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet). There are 55 premier crus in Chassagne and 17 in Puligny surrounding the village appellations.
JOSEPH COLIN - CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 2018 - $145
Joseph Colin has been trained at Domaine Marc Colin and worked alongside his brother Pierre-Yves to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and subsequently, he took about six hectares of vineyards from his family holding, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his venture.
This Village is from a blend of 3 parcels, Les Meix Goudard, En Journoblot and Blanchot-Dessous and are on clay and limestone soil. The bouquet is alluring and focused with notes of toffee apple, white peach, orange blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is well balanced and offers an irresistible roundness of white stone fruit, grapefruit to lime citrus fruit flutter around the mid palate with a white pepper mineral finish. It can be paired with roast poultry, rich oysters, crayfish, scallops and white fish. You can drink it now by decanting it 45 minutes before serving or cellar it up until 2025+. 100% Chardonnay.
JOSEPH COLIN - PULIGNY-MONTRACHET "LE TREZIN" 2018 - $145
Grapes from vines planted in 1970 from 0.32 hectares in lieu-dit Le Trezin in Puligny-Montrachet. The vineyard is the only village- level in Blagny, 400m above sea level, located at the top of the slope and is characterised for its clay-poor limestone rich soil, steeper slope and cooler location.
This Puligny-Montrachet combines the freshness and purity of the limestone terroir, with aromas of grapefruit and lemon zest, green apple, lifted notes of almond, hazelnut and burnt butter. The palate is nicely concentrated showing large spectrum of white fruit, silky buttery and mineral characters with a lengthy finish. It will perfectly pair with fine foods such as foie gras, caviar, oysters, crayfish, scallops and white fish. You can drink it now by decanting it 30 minutes before serving or cellar it up until 2028+. 100% Chardonnay.
ALVINA PERNOT - PULIGNY-MONTRACHET "VIEILLES VIGNES" 2018 - $158
An exciting new arrival on the scene in the Côte de Beaune is Alvina Pernot, granddaughter of Paul Pernot of Domaine Paul Pernot and cousin of Philippe Pernot of Domaine Pernot Belicard. After working for three years at her grandfather's domaine, Alvina and her husband, Philippe Abadie, set up a tiny domaine & maison in Puligny-Montrachet. In the debut 2018 vintage, none of these wines saw any new oak, and they matured on the lees until they were racked for bottling in used barrels. The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes derived from old-vine planted in 1982 from two parcels in some of the domaine Pernot's prime lieux-dits, including the celebrated Les Enseignères and Perrières.
This Puligny-Montrachet in twines white floral and minerals with freshness of ripe peach and yellow orchard fruit, lifted notes of honey and white almond. The palate is precise with lots of volume, rolling with a large spectrum of white to yellow fruit, succulent citrus characters and a lengthy mineral driven finish. It will perfectly pair with fine foods such as foie gras, caviar, oysters, crayfish, scallops and white fish. You can drink it now by decanting it 30 minutes before serving or cellar it up until 2028+. 100% Chardonnay.