2011 Château de Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne
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(orders for 6 or more bottles must be placed by Tuesday at 5pm for delivery the following week. Orders placed after Tuesday have two week lead-time.)
- Designation: White Wine
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Appellation: Burgundy, France
- Winery: Château de Puligny-Montrachet
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 750 ml
About the Wines: The wines are known for their great aromatic purity. They always favor balance and elegance over power and extraction. The wines are classic expressions of Burgundy, of their appellations in general and of their specific terroirs in particular. The farming methods used contribute to this individual style, and the winemaking methods aim to avoid excessive outside influences in order to bring out the equilibrium that can be found naturally in Burgundian terroir.
All the fruit is hand-harvested. Thanks to pneumatic presses, they can calibrate their presses to fit the quality of the
grapes and the profile of the vintage. After a light settling, the musts are placed mostly in 600-liter barrels as well as in
228-liter barrels, where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place.
Approximately five to twenty percent new casks are used primarily made from Allier wood that sees a long yet light toasting. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six- month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine’s freshness and tension. The aging is finished with a light fining followed by a similarly light and respectful filtration before bottling.