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2006 Alex Gambal Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières

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December 4, 2011 - $38

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RATINGS

91-92The Wine Advocate

Pure, clear citrus, apricot, and white peach flavors are allied to doughy richness of texture and nutty, chalky depth. ...heavy, and finishes with quite invigorating freshness yet also with hints of honey, malt, and caramel.

89-92Burghound.com

...offers up aromas that are largely floral in character with a hint of spice adding nuance that continues onto the pure, refined and detailed flavors, all wrapped in a mineral-infused, linear, indeed even chiseled finish...

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.