Chanzy, Puligny Montrachet, Les Reuchaux, Côte de Beaune, France, 2019
Maison Chanzy is a highly respected Burgundian producer, their wines are a classical demonstration of premium vineyard sites in Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.
Their range has been carefully engineered by winemaker Max Blondelle, whose primary task is to create wines that eloquently communicate their respective terroir, whilst remaining hands-off in his approach. As such, Chanzy are one of the few Burgundy producers to achieve Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3; the most highly regarded certification for agriculture in France.
Puligny-Montrachet shares with Chassagne Montrachet the most perfect expression of Chardonnay. Only a few meters from the Grands Crus, the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée was established in 1937. It offers a white wine with a strong personality and a high reputation.
Sorted grapes are subjected to slow pneumatic pressing followed by settling and then pouring into oak barrels in which alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and ageing will take place. This wine matures in 228l barrels for fifteen to sixteen months and then one month of ageing in stainless steel vats before bottling.
15 to 16 Months
Type: French 228l Barrels
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 16
Concentrated strength and a great heritage have made Puligny-Montrachet. With complete balance and great aromatic complexity combined with refined style, this works with delicate but also rich dishes.
So versatile! Poultry in sauce, pan-fried veal with mushrooms, foie gras, lobster, scampi, or grilled and pan-fried fish.
6 x 75cl
Award: James Suckling 93 Points