Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain

Premier Cru
Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay

Vineyard

Site: the central part of the Côte de Beaune comprises an area predestined to produce great white wines, and Puligny-Montrachet is certainly one of its most glorious examples. Champ Gain is located above the Folatières. Its high position conveys a certain minerality to the wines.
History & tradition: the name "Champ Gain" would mean "field reclaimed from the forest".
Soil: limestone. Very chalky and stony; a great part is actually limestone debris.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 49hl/ha, low on purpose to limit the production of each vine stock.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers with long term contracts.

Vinification

Plantation density: 10,000 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 49hl/ha, low on purpose to limit the production of each vine stock.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers with long term contracts.

Ageing

Type : in barrels (25% in new oak)
Length: 12 months.
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.
Follow-up: barrel by barrel.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Beautiful bright golden colour. The wine fully expresses the complex aromas of Puligny-Montrachet: honey, honeysuckle, almond. As it matures, these fragrances evolve towards full and silky toasted notes mingling with woody hints. The mouth is voluptuous and nevertheless of great freshness. Superb aftertaste with lingering touches of white flowers".

Vintage

2014 is a seductive vintage, quite similar to 2012 and 2010. In Côte de Beaune the wines offer a nice tension. The nuances of the terroirs are enhanced.

Serving

Temperature: 13°C (55°C).
Cellaring: 5 to 25 years.