This upper-slope gem comes from a stony parcel on the border of Puligny and Meursault, near the ancient hamlet of Blagny. Beneath one foot of clay and rocks lies the limestone bedrock, decidedly the dominant force in this lean, crystalline, saline white. Pull the cork today for its bracing nerve, and stock your cellar for times to come—it will age effortlessly.
|Producer:||Comtesse de Chérisey|
|Winemaker:||Hélène Martelet-de-Chérisey, Laurent Martelet|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1950, 1.7 ha|
|Aging:||The percentage of new oak and the length of aging depend on the vintage|
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
Every three or four months I would send my clients a cheaply made list of my inventory, but it began to dawn on me that business did not pick up afterwards. It occurred to me that my clientele might not know what Château Grillet is, either. One month in 1974 I had an especially esoteric collection of wines arriving, so I decided to put a short explanation about each wine into my price list, to try and let my clients know what to expect when they uncorked a bottle. The day after I mailed that brochure, people showed up at the shop, and that is how these little propaganda pieces for fine wine were born.—Kermit Lynch