Not the biggest and not the greatest, but perhaps the most refined, delicate, and hedonistic of the Puligny 1ers crus. I am of course talking about the expressive, filigreed and poetic Les Pucelles.
In Pucelles there is a clos, which is strangely not very well known to many collectors, despite the fact that it actually constitutes the northern end of the Pucelles vineyard.
That clos – the Clos de la Pucelle – is a holding of Domaine Jean Chartron, an estate of clos it seems, as it also owns walled vineyards in Cailllerets and Chevalier-Montrachet.
But let’s go to the northern end of Pucelles.
The history of Les Pucelles
While today we consider Pucelles a fabulous place for producing white Burgundies, it was actually producing reds 100 years ago when Rodier wrote his famous book.
The list of owners producing red Puligny Pucelles (apparently) included Domaine Leflaive as well as Domaine Chartron. Both still have large plots in the vineyard today.
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