Puligny Montrachet FolatièresJoseph DrouhinJoseph Drouhin
- Production region Côte de Beaune
- Color white
- Classification 1er Cru
- Vintage 2017
Grape Variety : Chardonnay.
Site: the central part of the Côte de Beaune comprises an area predestined to produce great white wines, and Puligny-Montrachet is certainly one of its most glorious examples. Among its Premier Crus, the vineyard of Les Folatières is one of its most famous, occupying a central position at mid-slope.
History & tradition: the name Folatières may come from "feu follet"in French, (St Elmo's fire). According to popular imagination, these fires could be seen on a warm summer night in the forests nearby or coming up from the valley below.
Soil: limestone. Very chalky and stony; a great part is actually limestone debris.
Plantation density: 10,000 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Yield: 49hl/ha, low on purpose to limit the production of each vine stock.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers with long term contracts.
Pressing: very slow so as to respect fruit. Juices from the very last pressings are not retained. No yeasts or enzymes are used. The wine goes directly into barrels after "débourbage" (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment).
Type : in barrels (25% in new oak)
Length: 12 months.
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.
Follow-up: barrel by barrel.
Temperature: 13°C (55°C).
Cellaring: 5 to 25 years.
Address:Maison Denis Perret
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