75cl * 13.5% ABV * Burgundy, France
This wine comes from the hamlet of Blagny, in the upper part of the Puligny-Montrachet appelation. Most of the vines were planted in 1952, 1964, 1969 and more recently in 2002 and 2004. As with most things Burgundy, the grapes are hand-harvested and gently crushed. After barrel ageing for 12 months on fine lees, the wine is transferred to stainless-steel vats for another six months before bottling.
This Puligny has a brilliant appearance, and is fresh and discreet on the nose, with beautiful notes of ripe stone and citrus fruit. A touch of minerality on the palate thanks to calcareous soils and very gentle use of oak (only 20% new) offering a layer of honeyed, nutty and buttery richness.
You can drink it young but it’ll improve over the next four to seven years. Goes goes brilliantly with sushi. Serve between 11°C to 13°C.