Humans are the determining factor in producing wine: we select the vines, use time honored-methods from pruning to harvesting, and then we allow the wine to ferment and age. By doing this, we allow the land and the environment to express themselves in the wine’s flavor.
The name ‘Puligny’ first appeared in the cartulary of Cluny, in which it is referred to as “Pulyniacus.”
Today, Puligny-Montrachet is a typical Côte de Beaune wine-growing village with 424 residents, with a quiet country road running through it.
Over the years, it has remained a typical Burgundy village, with its historic stone buildings looking much as they did a century ago.
Puligny-Montrachet’s location, nestled at the base of a mountain, protects it from the prevailing northwest winds.
The local water table is extremely high: only 50 centimeters below ground level; therefore, the village has no basements . Its primary economic activity is its renowned vineyards.
“Montrachet” was added to the village’s name on November 27, 1879.
Puligny shares the distinction of “most perfect Chardonnay” with the village of Chassagne-Montrachet.
The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée label, established in 1937, denotes a white wine with a distinct character and an impeccable reputation. This requires that the land, the microclimate and the grape vines be in perfect harmony.