Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Louis Latour, Cote du Beaune, France 2012
Grape variety, 100% Chardonnay, aged for 8 to 10 months in French Oak barrels.
Nice complexity on the nose with aromas of almond and toasted hazelnut mingle deliciously with yellow fruits. On the palate, there is a lot of freshness, buttery and rich with a spicy exotic fruit character and a crisp balancing acidity. Discrete peppery and oaky notes emerge.
A great match for pan-fried perch with shallot and chanterelle, shellfish, foie gras, poultry and cheese.
Home to some of the world's most extraordinary Chardonnays including the famous Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet is the 216 hectare geographical middleman of the white wine villages, bordered by Meursault to the north and by Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. Puligny-Montrachet, Les Truffières, is situated high up on the slope just below the hamlet of Blagny. As the name, Les Truffières suggests this vineyard was once a truffle-bed and now the wines it produces are equally sought after.