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2012 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres En La Richarde

1.5ltr

ITEM 8022641 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
stago7 2 $300 $600 OT
Stranger… 1 of 2 $300 $300 OT
rick-o-s… 0 of 1 $255 $0
Paris17 0 of 3 $250 $0
kwayo9 0 of 1 $230 $0
yishi 0 of 1 $230 $0
3 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8022641 3 $300 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

91Burghound.com

Very good intensity and plenty of underlying tension to the mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that deliver outstanding length on the complex and beautifully well-balanced finish.

PRODUCER

Benoit Ente

Domaine Benoit Ente was established in 1998, when the then 30-year old Benoit Ente started his own domaine with seven acres of vineyards inherited from his grandfather. For almost a decade before that he had worked some family property with an aunt, growing grapes and selling them to negociants. But Ente wanted to make his own wine. His debut vintage was the 1999 and since then he has added impressive parcels to his estate. He has Puligny-Montrachet premier cru parcels in Champ Gain, Les Folatières and Les Referts, as well as parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet. Benoit is the younger brother of Arnaud Ente, a well-regarded grower and winemaker in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Clive Coates has called Benoit Ente “an address to watch.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatieres

Les Folatieres is a 43-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is nearly in the center of the Premier Crus and is the largest Premier Cru in Puligny-Montrachet. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has written that “Les Folatieres is a fullish, meaty, mineral wine with plenty of weight of fruit and good grip – a typical Puligny premier cru in fact.”

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.