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2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Truffière”

Bruno Colin

Bruno Colin crafts this heavenly Chardonnay from one of the smallest terroirs in Puligny, perched high on the Côte de Beaune. Great wines, especially premier and grand cru Burgundies, often need time in the cellar to fully mature, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with this one. Its energy and intensity are enhanced by a gentle kiss of oak, which produces a warm hint of cinnamon-like spice that beautifully complements its crystalline fruit. Colin’s restrained winemaking approach delivers a grand wine that can be enjoyed now without the fear of missing out on something, but collectors, fear not—this bottle will unveil many pleasant surprises in years to come.

Will Meinberg

$197.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Bruno Colin
Winemaker: Bruno Colin
Vineyard: 42 years, .5 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Raised in barrel for 18 months before bottling
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Burgundy

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In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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