"Le Cailleret" 1er Cru de Puligny-Montrachet 2007
We harvested between the 14th and 24th of September.
For those of us who like fresh and refreshing wines with fairly low alcohol and bright acidity accompanied by correct aromatic and phenolic maturities, we have been waiting for this vintage for a long time! The hot and warm months of April and May forewarned an early harvest, likely at the end of August, but the weather changed to chilly and rainy for the rest of the summer. We pushed back the harvest dates because, as was generally the case for this vintage, one of the keys to success was that it could not be rushed. We started at the very end of August with the reds, and after a few days break, we picked the whites.
The 2007 vintage represents what we like in noble white wines: grace, heightened minerality and lots of restraint.
-A reserved, even cool but supremely elegant and equally high-toned green fruit and spiced pear nose is in perfect keeping with the precise, intense and racy mineral-infused medium full flavors that possess excellent mid-palate density and the ample dry extract coats the palate and buffers the firm acid spine on the wonderfully long finish. This is classy juice with a really wonderful mouth feel. Score: 93 Tasted: Jul 01, 2009 Drink: 2013+ Issue: 35 Sweet spot Outstanding - Allen Meadows