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Puligny-Montrachet "Folatières"

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. The Folatières climat lies near the summit of this slope, above Clos de la Garenne roughly midway between Meursault and Montrachet. With 44 acres covering the three parcels of En La Richarde, Peux Bois and Au Chaniot in addition to the principalparcel of Les Folatières, it is the largest of Puligny’s premiers crus. Folatières is also the most recent: prior to its elevation to premier cru in 1959, it was covered by an underbrush inhabited principally by rabbits.

Puligny-Montrachet "Folatières" is always sweet, has a lot of ripeness, showing apricot and other similar flavors.  After 18-20 months the minerality comes out in the wine.
   
Puligny-Montrachet "Folatières" label