Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2018

The vintage

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. 

Tasting notes

There is terrific punch to the beautifully well-delineated medium-bodied flavors that flash a bit more minerality if not quite the same mid-palate density on the crunchy, clean, very dry and slightly more complex finale. Lovely.

Steen Öhman, Burghound, 91-93