Domaine Cherisey Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau de Blagny (750ml)
Blagny is a hamlet in the hills between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault in the Cote d’Or, Burgundy. Monks planted vines here in the 14th century. This area benefits from a slightly above average temperature, exposition and soil than the rest of Burgundy. Vigneron, Laurent Martelet, crafts outstanding wines from this land. Laurent bottles the wines under the Comtesse Bernard de Chérisey label named in honour of his wife Hélène’s mother, who inherited their vines and passed them on to Hélène, who works side by side with Laurent.
Produced from Chardonnay vines planted in the 1950’s on a 1.7 hectare site of clay and limestone soil. The grapes are hand harvested and directly pressed before the juice settles for 2 hours and then is racked directly into 228L oak barrels; a percentage new and some old. It is layered and complex wine with exceptional balance of fruit and structure.