Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champs Canet 2017


Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Champs Canet

Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Côte de Beaune
1er cru
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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.

Press reviews


(91-93) POINTS

Stephen Tanzer, September 2018

(25% new oak): Bright, light yellow. Peach, nut oils and hazelnut on the nose; also conveying a hint of tiredness from a barrel in an oxidative phase. Broad on entry, then rich, thick and concentrated but quite dry in the middle palate. Turns tighter, more linear and more classic on the back end, finishing with resounding flavors of stone fruits, citrus peel and stony minerality. The crop level was 40 hectoliters per hectare, according to Latour.

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92 Outstanding

June 2019

This too is very pretty if slightly riper and a bit more expressive as well with its array of essence of poached pear and apple scents that are trimmed in soft spice and white flower nuances. There is fine volume to the solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavors that are at once caressing yet punchy, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly warm finish. This too is really quite good and wine that should reward up to a decade of cellaring.

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