Our appellations

Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Sous le Puits

Location:

The terroir lies close to the hamlet of Blagny bordering the Meursault appellation. It comprises 5 parcels with an easterly exposure and an altitude of 360 metres at the top of the hill of Puligny-Montrachet. The soil is deep clay-limestone. These Chardonnay vines were planted between 1951 and 1982. Planting density 10,000/ha. Surface area 1.88 ha.


Cultivation:

Plain Guyot pruning, disbudded in spring. The vines are carefully managed. Soil working (earthing-up, de-earthing, harrowing) is done by machine. During the summer, disease controls are applied sparingly. Green thinning of the grapes ("vendanges en vert") is carried out as and when required by control of yields.


Vinification:

After maturity has been carefully checked, the grapes are picked by hand and taken to the vatting-house in small bins where they are lightly crushed, put through a pneumatic press, and the juices allowed to settle. The must is transferred by gravity to oak barrels for fermentation. All barrels are of 228 litres capacity and 20% are new each year. They are made by local coopers. We choose fine-grained staves from the forests of the Allier. After 10 months' elevage on fine lees, the wine is blended, treated with finings, and bottled after light filtration.


The wine:

Our Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Sous le Puits" is extremely bright and limpid in appearance with a nose of butter and spices. The mouth is rounded and voluptuous, resembling a wine from the nearby Meursault appellation. In the mouth it is firm and masculine. The yield is around 3,500 bottles with the remainder being sold in bulk to the best local négociant.

It can be drunk young or with added pleasure after 4-7 years' keeping.

Enjoy it, served at 11°-13°C, with sandre (pike-perch) au beurre blanc.

* Alcohol abuse endangers your health. Drink only in moderation.

DOMAINE LARUE : Fine burgundies - 21190 SAINT AUBIN
Téléphone: 03 85 36 62 09 - Fax: 03 85 36 66 45 - E-mail: dom.larue@wanadoo.fr - Internet: http://www.larue-vins.com

Domaine Larue, 32, rue de la Chatenière, Saint-Aubin, en Côte de Beaune (Côte-d’Or), Bourgogne. Vins de Bourgogne, premiers crus, Chardonnay, Pinot noir.