Tasted in Puligny-Montrachet with Jacqueline and Matthieu Collardot, 08 October 2020.
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Jacqueline & Matthieu on 2020:
“Well, it was a damp winter, we had too may caterpillars too – mangebourgeons! There was some regarding of growth but then the vines quickly caught up – harvesting from 20 August! We’re very happy with the quality but the caterpillars took the best part of 10 hl/ha! We vinified without sulfur and will be organic labelled from next year. The fermentations went well, even a few malos are starting.
“In 2020 we will also have wine from two new parcels; Rue au Vache and Les Noriots”
Jacqueline & Matthieu on 2019:
“2019 is a quality year. We late pruned so were not particularly affected by frost – just in a couple of places where we were about 20% down. The balance is great but unfortunately, the volume was still low – the ripening was also not so consistent. We are lucky that in Puligny we are less influenced by the dryness as there’s usually plenty of water in the soil, though less on the hills of course. We had plenty of pressure from oïdium but we aerate the bunches quite strongly and that helped. We also harvested only until 14h00 each day to avoid the heat of the afternoon, always using small cases to collect the grapes. We decant, cold, after 24-36 hours. Fortunately for our volumes, our press allows one barrel volumes! We were heading for 14° for most cuvées but we had good pHs – we would have liked a little more phenolic maturity but the degrees were going up and up.”
Since my first visit, I’ve been struck by the impressively high quality of the wines from this small producer. A clarion-call of purity and detail. I’m a believer!
“Corks from Trescases and to-date, we’ve no returns!”
Planning to label as Côte d’Or but probably from 2020, but this all from the commune of Puligny.
Ooh, that’s a nicely clean and inviting nose – waxy-lemons. Wide – lovely citrus acidity – intense, delicious. That’s a top Bourgogne.
2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Houlières
Direction Chassagne, made from 35-year-old vines. 14° but pH 3.18 – ie good acidity.
More profound nose – very open and inviting. Intense again, more direct with super energy intensity. Simply super and it holds very fine in the finish!
2019 Puligny-Montrachet Au Paupillot
Always plenty of water on the soil here as there are sources in the vines above. 45-year-old vines on the bottom road to Meursault.
A lovely lemon freshness again – this more airy and I would say even more attractive. More concentration, but super acidity again, melting, mouth-watering, no suggestion of overly rich. Beautiful finishing.
2019 Puligny-Montrachet Derrière la Velle
Planted in 1962, 15 years older than the last, always small concentrated grapes, north-south planted vs East-West of the last. Had a little frost this year but still a demi-muids of wine! 14°
A little more depth to the fruit on the nose – the vintage/house citrus impression. More open, wider, incisive wine with super acidity again. Juicy, delicious wine.
2 parcels, the younger 35 years old, the other planted between 1960-62
Airy – but growing a certain aromatic depth. Vibrant, wide, a little extra minerlaity. Juicy, more agrume style almost a little lime here. That’s a great villages.
A new wine. Just one barrel of this assembly – it’s a combination of all their villages and 1er cru parcels.
A more vertical nose – some power but more about depth and height than width, much complex citrus here. I love the structure. Opens, mouth-watering – classic nervosité – bravo!
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Hammeau de Blagny
13.7° – The vines just above Truffière.
Vibrantly mineral nose – this selection is just so open – a suggestion of reduction to this darker yellow citrus. A little more calm on the palate but also with a more concentrated width. That’s an incisive and long finish though.
South part in Au Chaniots (noted on the label) next to En la Richarde, plenty of soil here
Such a vibrant nose with an extra suggestion of reduction – that’s a great nose. Fresh, open, beautifully mouth-watering. Great Folatières. Bravo
2018 Puligny-Montrachet Derrière le Velle
Was bottled April-May.
The wine is cold and the nose is a little tight – a sort of subdued freshness. Rather silky, a suggestion of richness, even a touch of tannin on the tongue. Opulently delicious.
Gamay-Pinot 30-70, all the stems, a short cool maceration and very little pigeage.
A calm and attractive aromatic with faint points of berry fruit. Mouth-filling, lots of freshness and nicely layered flavour – very fine, not astringent tannin. Long beautifully intense, acid cherry finishing – yes! Absolutely delicious.