Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain

Parcelle(s)

Puligny-Montrachet
Total area: 0.3217 hectares
Facing: Southeast
Planted: 2008

The villages of Puligny and Chassagne share the fabulous Montrachet appellation which straddles the two. And it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful bottle to act as a figurehead. No other wine offers such dazzle and harmony, with body, bouquet, and a color like liquid gold. The wines of these two villages are heaven sent, and are produced from vines grown close by the grand crus, sharing their virtues and blessings.

Vines

Varietal : 100% chardonnay
Soil and subsoil : Clay limestone with a steep slope.
Plantation density : 10,000 vines per hectare
Yield : 53hl/ha
Pruning system : Guyot
Latest news from the vineyard : Gaps in the vines have recently been replanted. The plants are earthed up in the winter, and are sprayed with a nettle and rhubarb infusion, and preparations of horsetail and silica, tansy, sage, and yarrow. They are treated with biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of winter and in the spring, and again with 501 before flowering. They are thinned out in the spring.

History

The villages of Puligny and Chassagne share the fabulous Montrachet appellation which straddles the two. And it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful bottle to act as a figurehead. No other wine offers such dazzle and harmony, with body, bouquet, and a color like liquid gold. The wines of these two villages are heaven sent, and are produced from vines grown close by the grand crus, sharing their virtues and blessings.

The Abbey at Cluny moved into Puligny as long ago as 1095, and set about developing winegrowing there. The estate belonged to the Mypont family, then to the Dukes of Burgundy at the time of Philip the Bold, and then to Burgundian lawmakers.


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