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Blagny La pièce Sous le Bois
Optimal consumption: 10 to 20 years
Ageing potential: 25 years
Producing communes: Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault.
Site: a few kilometres south of Beaune, in the prestigious area of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. This plot, facing southeast, overlooks Perrières and Charmes.
History & tradition: the name of the appellation is derived from its location, just under Blagny woods.
Soil: stony soil, with outcrops of dry, chalky layers.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
The nose develops floral notes and a lot of finesse. On the palate, it is supple and velvety, with a Volnay profile, and great elegance.
The vagaries of the 2021 vintage have greatly affected yields, resulting in one of the smallest harvests Burgundy has ever seen. The reds are harmonious and elegant, with lower alcohol concentrations compared to previous vintages. It is a vintage with a rather Burgundian style showing fruitiness and a lot of freshness.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: whole crop harvest of 20 to 50% depending on the vintage. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.
Ageing: in oak barrels including 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is 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.