Domaine Larue,

Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru La Garenne



    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Set in Saint-Aubin, the cradle of the Larue family, the domain extends over 17 hectares (or 42 acres). The vines are spread over four villages: Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Aloxe-Corton.

    Denis and Didier Larue work alongside their sons, Bruno and Vivien. The younger generation continues to learn in contact with men of experience, while bringing a renewed vision of practices in the vineyards and the cellar.

    In The Cellar
    After precise monitoring of ripeness, grapes are hand-harvested and brought to the winery in small crates. Grapes are lightly crushed. Juice flows from a pneumatic press and is then settled. Barrelling is by gravity and the must ferments in oak barrels, with 20% renewed each year. After barrel-ageing for 12 months on fine lees, the wine is assembled in thermo-regulated stainless vat for further refining over around 6 months. Fining and light filtration precede bottling.

    In The Vineyard
    The terroir is located near the hamlet of Blagny. Four parcels face east at an elevation of 330 metres and sit on a hillside over a sub-soil of limestone blocks. At the surface, the fine earth is mixed with a multitude of white stones. After ploughing there, it is easy to find fossilized shellfish. These old vines of chardonnay variety were planted in 1946/1950/1963 and 1975.
    Puligny -Montrachet 1er cru La Garenne has a crystalline appearance with glints of green. On the nose, it reveals discreet oak and vanilla. First impression on the palate is light and gentle, before the wine develops lovely volume and a long and precise finish. This cuvee produces around 4000 bottles.