Bright, light yellow. Brisk aromas of nectarine and white flowers. Much more ethereal and closed than the Referts, with high-pitched stone fruit and mineral flavors dominating. The Referts is sweet and more open, while this finishes adamantly dry, with a strong stoniness. This may surpass the Referts six or seven years down the road.
Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.