Our wines

The estate

he Patrick Miolane estate produces a range of fourteen appellations: red and white Bourgogne and Saint-Aubin villages and premiers crus; red and white Chassagne village; white Puligny village. It also stocks some old vintages, which you will have opportunity to discover on the open days organised in November.

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Puligny-Montrachet

Characteristics

Soil type: silt
Exposure: south-east facing
Age of vines: planted in 1962
Grape variety: Chardonnay

Vinification and ageing
After harvesting by hand, the grapes are sorted on a vibrating table to remove dry berries, leaf debris and stalks. They then pass to another sorting table for the removal of any grapes that are unripe, damaged or showing signs of rot. The grapes are lightly pressed to avoid the risk of oxidisation. Fermentation is begun slowly and naturally, using native yeasts.
Some of the resulting wine is aged in oak barrels, the remainder in the vat, for 12 months.  
The barrel-aged and vat-aged components are then blended, prior to bottling, with the aim of achieving a good balance between the complexity and roundness of the one and the fresh acidity of the other.

Keeping properties
This wine takes time to develop its full potential. Patience is a virtue : it will be perfect after ageing for ten years.

Tasting notes
This Puligny-Montrachet is pale yellow in colour, crystal clear and of great purity.
There is a distinctive note of hawthorn blossom in the subtle bouquet.
On the palate, the wine is smooth and mellow, though delicate in texture. Its powerful flavour is mitigated by a fresh acidity, ensuring perfect balance.

Food and wine pairing
This wine goes well with crayfish and lobster, but equally with a chicken pastilla.

Serving temperature
Between 11 and 13°C.

Puligny-Montrachet - Patrick Miolane Estate
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