NEW 2015 VINTAGE. The Rare Au Pied du Mont Chauve Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles

 
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"The tiny Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles is both very rare and potentially of exceptional quality, so highly sought-after." Jasper Morris
 
Last week I offered the Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles 2014 from Au Pied du Mont Chauve. In a couple of days we sold virtually everything.

Today I present the new vintage of this rare wine - the 2015. At the time of my visit the wine was just about to be bottled so I caught it at a very expressive time.

Les Demoiselles is a 0.6 hectare white vineyard immediately to the right (north) of Montrachet. Here there are just three owners. Jasper Morris MW says "The tiny Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles is both very rare and potentially of exceptional quality, so highly sought-after."
 
It is notably stony with a little more topsoil than Chevalier-Montrachet above. Indeed part of the vineyard owned by the powerful negociants Jadot and Latour was reclassified as Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru in the late 1930's (today, they still use the name Les Demoiselles on their labels).

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The Au Pied du Mont Chauve vines were originally owned by Bernard Colin and were purchased by the Picard family (owner of Au Pied du Mont Chauve and Chateau Chassagne-Montrachet) in 2007. Their parcel is in the prime location at the south end, right alongside Montrachet.
 
The domaine has one custom made 350 litre barrel to hold their entire production. That's 466 bottles for the world! This really is a special vineyard, not unlike Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Dent de Chien, except even harder to find. The location, rarity and quality justifies its premium over other Premier Crus.
To introduce the domaine to our portfolio we offer this rare wine at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount.
Au Pied du Mont Chauve Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles
2015
Landed Price $395.00
Normal Pre Arrival Price $335.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $296.00 (Save 25%)
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Darren Harris: Harvested early - 5 September. The 2015 is richer and more powerful on the nose than the 2014. The mid palate has higher glycerol and more texture. There is heaps of extract - Grand Cru weight. To be honest it doesn't remind me of any other Premier Cru - it has that pineapple character, which combined with multi layered complexity, immediately sends me 10 metres south to Montrachet. And more so than the higher acid 2014. The wine finishes long and fresh, surprisingly without oak influence (the domaine uses a specially made barrel for the vinification as the quantity produced is so small. It was not new in 2015). I was very impressed with all of the 2015 whites at this domaine but the wine that stands out, and even benefits from the character of the vintage, is Les Demoiselles.

To view and purchase the wine on line click here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email asaf@grandmillesime.com.au.
 
Cheers,
Darren 

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

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Our 2015 Morey-Coffinet whites are in Australia - we are now waiting for them to be unpacked and sorted. 
We still have some Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Cailleret and La Romanee, Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru available!
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