Alvina Pernot Puligny-Montrachet Folatieres Premier Cru 2018

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières hails from the higher-altitude parcels within the Pernot family's copious holdings in this prime premier cru, and the wine is showing beautifully. Revealing aromas of white flowers, citrus oil and oatmeal, framed by a light touch of reduction, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and incisive, with lovely depth and dimension, concluding with a lively, mineral finish.
BH 92
Burghound.com
This is the first wine to display much reduction and while it does blur the nuance, it's clear that the underlying fruit is both ripe and mildly exotic. Otherwise there is excellent richness to the succulent and seductively textured flavors that also flash evident minerality on the dry and clean finish. This isn't quite as persistent as the Clos de la Garenne, but my sense is that will change once the sulfur that is causing the reduction fully integrates.
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Alvina Pernot, France
An exciting new arrival on the scene in the Côte de Beaune is Alvina Pernot, granddaughter of Paul Pernot of Domaine Paul Pernot and cousin of Philippe Pernot of Domaine Pernot Belicard. After working for three years at her grandfather's domaine, Alvina and her husband, Philippe Abadie, set up a tiny domaine & maison in Puligny-Montrachet. Alvina and her husband favor earlier-picked fruit and higher-altitude parcels within the large Pernot holdings. Alvina and her husband seem to have a good sense of what they can achieve; and, backed by the Pernot inheritance, they have an enviable canvas of appellations on which to realize it.
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A source of some of the finest, juicy, silky and elegantly floral Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet lies just to the north of Chassagne-Montrachet, a village with which it shares two of its Grands Crus vineyards: Le Montrachet itself and Bâtard-Montrachet. Its other two, which it owns in their entirety, are Chevalier-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. And still, some of the finest white Burgundy wines come from the prized Premiers Crus vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. To name a few, Les Pucelles, Le Clavoillon, Les Perrières, Les Referts and Les Combettes, as well as the rest, lie northeast and up slope from the Grands Crus.

Farther to the southeast are village level whites and the hamlet of Blagny where Pinot Noir grows best and has achieved Premier Cru status.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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