The Puligny-Montrachet AOC
is a village appellation of the Côte de Beaune in the Cote d'Or, which includes 17 climats
classified as Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru and four grand crus. The climats distinguished by a Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru classification include: Hameau de Blagny, La Truffière, Clos de la Garenne, Le Cailleret, Les Pucelles, Les Perrières and Clos de la Mouchère. Puligny-Montrachet is the only commune
able to produce wines of this appellation.
The vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru often occupy brown limestone soils, or soils where limestone alternates with marl and clay-limestone. The soils are deep in some places, in others, the rock is exposed at the surface. Where there are clay loam soils, these are coarser higher up and finer at the foot of the slope. The vineyards of the Puligny-Montrachet wines face due east and southeast at altitudes between 220- 320 metres. Excellent examples of this appellation can be obtained from Joseph Drouhin, Domaine d’Auvenay, Bouchard Père & Fils and Louis Jadot.
The wines of Puligny-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru are, along with Chassagne-Montrachet, the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. Separated from the grands crus by only a few metres, the AOC, created in 1937, produces a white wine with a well-defined personality and an established reputation. The production of red wines is small, but their quality is superb.
More informations on the website of the wines of Puligny-Montrachet