Puligny-Montrachet CailleretPremier Cru
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Site: Puligny-Montrachet is located in the central section of the Côte de Beaune, where the celebrated Côte des Blancs (Slope of the whites) is located. A few steps from Montrachet, this plot enjoys an ideal location, mid-slope. It is one of the most prized white Premier Crus.
History & tradition: The name "Cailleret" refers to its stony ans rocky soils.
Soil: limestone. Mixture of brown earth and pebbles.
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 to 15 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.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.
Exceptional weather conditions gave a very healthy crop of high quality. White wines show a very pleasant balance. They deliver aromas of flowers and ripe fruits.
Temperature: 13°C (55°C).
Cellaring: 8 to 20 years.