Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champs Canet 2016

LATOUR-GIRAUD

Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champs Canet
2016

Product code
888800
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Appellation
Puligny-Montrachet
Classification
1er cru
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Availability
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About this winery

The Latour-Giraud estate has been established in the village of Meursault for many generations. Focused primarily on Meursault, the estate owns an impressive range of Premier Cru and Villages vineyards between 20 and 50+ years old, such as the largest Premier Cru Genevrières vineyard in which two thirds of the vines are more than 50 years old. Latour-Giraud specializes in white burgundy, which accounts for 80% of their production. They own an impressive 2 ha within Mersault, and also have...

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Notes about product

The 1er Cru vineyards of Champs Canet spread over Meurault Perrieres and covers 4 Ha .Similar to the “chambertin” vineyard, its name comes from the first owner, Les Champs de Canet.

Winemaking notes

Only the free run juice is fermented with wild, natural yeasts in barrels of which 25% is new. The wines are kept on their lees an appropriate time to balance texture and acidity while racking is kept to a minimum. The whites are fined, but not filtered, and bottled by hand. Unlike many producers who bottle all their wines at once, Latour-Giraud carefully monitors each wine and bottles at the optimal time over a 6 month period.

Tasting notes

This wine has explosive aromas of nectarine, ripe peach, white flowers, and hazelnut. The palate is fresh with hints of acacia, ginger, and honeysuckle. It has a long finish and great aging potential.

*Revues de presse*

Vinous

- 92 points -

Stephen Tanzer, September 2018

Bright yellow. Sexy, expressive aromas of lemon oil, fresh apricot, hazelnut and oak. Suave and broad on entry, conveying a touch of sweetness and a fine-grained texture to its flavors of lemon, white peach and spices, then turns a bit leaner but more focused and citrussy on the back half. Doesn't offer the body or the palate presence of the estate's top Meursault crus (there was no frost effect here and the yield was a healthy 40 hectoliters per hectare) but this is still rather youthfully taut. Finishes dry, classic and long. I like the combination of stone and citrus fruits and underlying saline minerality.

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(91-93) Points

Allen Meadows, June 2018

A moderately exotic and phenolic nose (think olive oil nuances) displays notes of mandarin orange, pekoe tea, apple and plenty of floral elements. The rich, full-bodied and solidly constituted flavors possess buckets of sappy dry extract that confers an almost chewy texture on the strikingly persistent finish.

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