Passerillage-inflected aromas of orange oil, peach, barley sugar, apricot and freshly baked bread preface the 2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne (Duc de Magenta), a medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy wine that's ample and enveloping, with lively acids and a long, saline finish.
La Garenne is a 24-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Puligny-Montrachet appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is up the slope and west of many of the appellation’s Premier Cru vineyards, and in fact wasn’t farmed as a vineyard until the mid-20th century, when the land was cleared of rocks and scrub. The elevation is 300 to 380 meters.
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.