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Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Sous le Puits Premier Cru 2018

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Winemaker Notes

The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru "Sous le Puits" reveals a pale yellow hue and rich aromas of acacia and brioche. The oak is well integrated into the fruit profile, leading to a round and balanced mouthfeel that delivers notes of honey and almond paste.

Pair with poultry, foie gras, salmon with fennel and lemon or cheese.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 93
James Suckling
A dense, layered white with cooked-apple, honey and light pear aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and tight with lovely fruit. White pepper and spice. Intense finish.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits offers up aromas of pear, clear honey and praline, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy palate that's open-knit and charming. This will drink well young.
Barrel Sample: 89-91
BH 91
An overtly floral nose offers up notes of acacia and lilac along with those of poached pear, apple and tangerine peel. The relatively finely detailed flavors exude a subtle minerality on the vibrant, clean and dry finale. This isn't particularly refined, but I like the frank and refreshing delivery.
Barrel Sample: 89-91
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Maison Louis Latour is one of the most highly-respected négociant-éléveurs in Burgundy. Maison Louis Latour is the producer of some of the finest Burgundian wines but has also pioneered the production of fine wines from outside of the confines of Burgundy. These wines from the Ardèche and the Côteaux de Verdon are slowly gaining esteem for their unmatchable quality outside of Burgundy.

All of the grapes from the vineyards owned by the Latour family are vinified and aged in the attractive cuverie of Chateau Corton Grancey in Aloxe-Corton. The winery was the first purpose-built cuverie in France and remains the oldest still-functioning. A unique railway system with elevators allows the entire wine-making process to be achieved by the use of gravity. This eliminates the threat of oxidation from unnecessary pumping of the must. Since 1985, Louis Latour has been selling the wines of its own vineyards under the name Domaine Louis Latour.

Louis Latour has been a leader in the environmentally responsible winemaking for over 15 years. Louis Latour has had ISO 14001 accreditation for Environmental Management Systems since 2003 and has been a member of the European association FARRE since 1998- a group of like-minded companies who seek to develop and promote sustainable methods of agriculture.

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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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