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Puligny-Montrachet "Champ Gains"

Premier Cru

Puligny-Montrachet, situated to the south of Meursault and to the north of Chassagne-Montrachet, shares with Chassagne a handful of the greatest white wine vineyards in the world. The grands crus of Le Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet straddle the border between the two communes; those of Chevalier-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet lie entirely within Puligny. Of the commune’s 1,260 acres of A.O.C. vineyards, 52 are occupied by these four grands crus, and an additional 247 are apportioned over eleven premier crus. The premier cru vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet stretch across the upper half of Puligny’s slope from Meursault to Chassagne.  Le Champ Gain is a 26 acre vineyard just up-slope from Folatières, at the summit of the hill.

"Champ Gains" is high on the hill,  and produces a wine in which a sense of dryness overshadows the sweet fruit - the sweetness that comes out is not an easy sweetness, and while you get apricot and other fruits on the palate, there is always a sense of dryness pulling them back.

Puligny-Montrachet "Champ Gains" label