"Les Folatières" 1er Cru de Puligny-Montrachet 2018
The weather in 2018 has been quite tricky, with a cold, humid winter, followed by temperature rises reaching 30+ degrees starting April.
This combination of these factors made the vines grow very quickly, we had to work hard to follow nature’s fast pace!
The harvest started the 23rd of August, and lasted 3 weeks. The quality of the juice is surprising. We believe that our biodynamic practices helped the vines give their best despite the heat waves. As a result, our wines show an incredible balance between alcohol and freshness, and we did not produce any cuvée above 13,4 degrees!
The whites are fresh, express citrus flavors, with a nice smell of white flowers. The mouth is long, fluid, with a saline and very pleasant slightly bitter finish.
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières offers up a pretty bouquet of citrus oil, white flowers and crisp green orchard fruit, followed by a medium to full-bodied, charming and textural palate that's fine-boned, lively and mineral. This is quite a delicate, pretty Folatières that avoids excess.
William Kelley, the Wine Advocate, 90-92