Puligny-Montrachet

Côte de Beaune

David Moret

David Moret makes top quality white Burgundy from his small cellar in Beaune....

David studied winemaking at school, but didn't have a family domaine to work in when he graduated, so he began his career in wine by selling winery equipment to local vignerons. His personable character ensured success in this endeavour, as well as friendships with some of the top growers of the Côte de Beaune. He purchased his first barrels in the late 1990s, and since then, has continued to buy small parcels of grapes from top growers to vinify in his cellar, always from the same plots of vines.

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Vineyards

Grapes for the Puligny-Montrachet are grown on limestone and clay soils, producing wines that are round and appealing.

Vintage Information

In 2017, Bourgogne enjoyed a return to average yields. Some areas were impacted by spring frosts which reduced yields slightly but generally the vines’ growth cycle benefitted from an earlier than usual budburst in early April followed by a very warm summer interspersed with a few very hot spells of weather as well as more mixed conditions. Generally ripening progressed at a good pace with the first grapes being harvested across the region two weeks ahead of average.

Vinification

Grapes were brought straight to the winery and were pressed immediately, to preserve the precious Chardonnay aromas and flavours. The wine underwent alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak barrels for a total of just over 12 months. After bottling the wine rested in cellars for approximately six months. David only used 25% new French oak, to ensure that the fine character of his wine shines through.

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay has pale golden hues in the glass, with zesty citrus aromas. It is generous on the palate with spicy undertones and a lingering finish. Delicious and complex, it is difficult to find a white wine quite like it outside of Burgundy.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Chardonnay
Region Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Winemaker David Moret
Alcohol (ABV) 13%