Our appellations

Puligny-Montrachet le Trézin

Location:

The terroir lies close to the hamlet of Blagny in the upper part of the Puligny-Montrachet appellation. Here is located the oratory of Saint Charles which we have taken as the symbol of our domaine. The parcels are exposed to the east at an altitude of 360 metres on a sloping site. The soil is very limy and covered with white stones. These Chardonnay vines were planted in 1952, 1964, and 1969, and more recently in 2002 to 2004. Planting density 10,000/ha. Surface area 1.27 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 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 "Le Trézin" is extremely bright and limpid in appearance with a fresh but discreet fragrance. In the mouth it is firm and masculine. The yield is around 6,000 bottles.

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

Enjoy it, served at 11°-13°C, with sushi.

* 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.