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Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Cailleret

Puligny-Montrachet Cailleret

Premier Cru


  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 8 to 20 years

    Ageing potential: 20 years

  • Tasting temperature

    13°C (55°F)

Grape variety



Producing comune: Puligny-Montrachet.

Site: Puligny-Montrachet is located in the central section of the Côte de Beaune, where the celebrated Côte des Blancs (Slope of the whites) is located. A few steps from Montrachet, this plot enjoys an ideal location, mid-slope. It is one of the most prized white Premier Crus.

History & tradition: the name « Cailleret » refers to its stony and rocky soils.

Soil: limestone. Mixture of brown earth and pebbles.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

This Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Cailleret always offers a beautiful shining golden hue with sometimes green tints. It develops delicate and racy fragrances whose floral notes mingle with complex aromas. The palate is seductive with its magnificent opulence and delicious finesse. It can age in your cellar but I recommend to drink it between four and seven years of age; it will enhance the most refined dishes.







2022 offered a good maturity with particularly aromatic white wines. Citrus and ripe fruit mingle with delicate floral fragrances, very often accompanied by slightly spicy pastry notes. The palate, tender and fleshy, is based on a strong texture. Endowed with a pleasant roundness and a rich aftertaste, the wines of this vintage are well-balanced and show an excellent ageing potential.

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: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated from the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.  

Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 20% to 25%.
The ageing lasts between 16 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.