PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2014

In the past, the Lord of Puligny-Montrachet had given this vineyard to his daughters.

Story

Location
Production area : 6.76 ha
Altitude : 230-250 m
Terroir
This very famous "Climat" of Puligny-Montrachet is on stony and deep soils which are supplied by the water springs of the village. Blending of two different plots. A harmonious and elegant wine with a good maturity.
Soil : Calcareous Clay
In the vineyard
Wine-Growing method : sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual

Vinification
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press.
100 % crushed grappe
Finning: yes
Ageing
16 months (whose 4 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 30% of new oak)
Varietals
Chardonnay : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13 ABV
Age of vines: 50 years years old

Advice

Serving
Serving temperature : 12-14°C
Should be drunk between 2018 and 2023
Tasting notes
Green-golden, this famous climat of Puligny-Montrachet stands out with its flowery, white fruits and powerful nose. The wine is rich and smooth on the palate but keeps remarkably sharp and mineral.
Food and wine pairings
Ideal with a fatted chicken from Bresse cooked with truffles, a fillet of sole served with cepes or an lobster "à l'américaine" (the American way).

Reviews

94pts
"Situated next door to the Grand Cru vineyards, this vineyard produces some grand wines. This wine comes from the Olivier Leflaive domaine. It has richness and concentration with beautifully dense yellow fruits that are cut with inspiring acidity. The texture shows minerality and a taut and nervy character that will allow this fine wine to age very well. Drink from 2020."
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95pts
"Intense, with lime blossom, lemon cake, peach, spice and mineral flavors focused and driven by the racy structure. Very young, but shows admirable intensity, depth and persistence. Beautifully balanced, this goes on and on, presenting a kaleidoscope of lemon, cinnamon and mineral details on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2032. From France"
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92pts
"Sweet ripe pear and apricot nose, with some lees aromas from the barrel. Rich, forthright, concentrated and assertive, this has grip and spice and tension. Oaky, tangy and long."
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97pts
"Very elegant pure lemon colour with a delicious nose, beautifully managed perfume. The quality of the fruit on the palate is very classy and this has a glorious sense of precision. If there is a touch of reduction it is perfectly managed. Oak starts to emerge more. "
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