2017 Verget Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Sous le Puits3700360017171
WINEMAKER: Jean-Marie Guffens
REGION: Burgundy, FR
"Here is a very attractive, slightly white-flower, width of aroma. The impact of fresh volume in the mouth – a clear citrus base and plenty of freshness – that’s got a fabulous blend of flavour and energy – texture too! Super classy – does it have the length of the previous wines? But a super, if more expensive, wine. Bravo!" - Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report
This Premier Cru vineyard is situated near the village of Blagny and is the highest Premier Cru within the Puligny appellation. Indeed, at 360-380 metres it could make the claim as the highest Premiere Cru vineyard in the Côte de Beaune (although a few sites in Saint-Aubin may mount a challenge here). Some years ago, this site would have been considered one of the coolest on the Côte d’Or. Today the wines are fleshier and more intense, yet always showcase this producer’s love of purity and refreshing structure. The winemaking is classic Guffens, utilising only the first press juices fermented in barrels with between 20 and 30% new oak (depending on the vintage).