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Puligny-Montrachet

See below Montrachet,

Grand cru location or appellation in the Côte de Beaune area, the southern part of the Cote d'Or, It encompasses eight hectares of vineyards, which are divided almost exactly in half between the two neighboring communities of Chassagne-Montrachet (here the location is referred to as "Le Montrachet") and Puligny-Montrachet (here "Montrachet"). The location has been known since the 13th century and was known as Mons Rachicencis, Mont Rachaz, Mont Rachat and from the 15th century as Montrachat. Towards the end of the 19th century, the name of the location was added to the name of the community. The ground consists of a 50 cm thick layer of brown limestone weathering rubble in the lower area. The location is surrounded by a wall ( Clos ).

Only white wine is made from the variety here Chardonnay produced. It is one of the best white wines in France and the world. The famous writer Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was overwhelmed to learn that the Montrachet white wines should be enjoyed "kneeling and bare-headed". They are characterized by a honey-like aroma with a peach and apricot bouquet. The wines from Chassagne's predominantly south-facing locations are considered to be bulkier and fatter, while those from Puligny are considered to be finer and more elegant. The less important red wines are made from pure varieties Pinot Noir produced.

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