The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes, which comes from 1.80-hectares of vine, matures in 25 percent new oak. It offers hints of white flower and brioche on the nose that gently unfolds in the glass. The palate certainly has more tension and a sense of energy compared to the Puligny Village, with good salinity and a light spiciness towards the finish. This is worth seeking out.
Tasting Notes ~
The Michel family has been producing wines in the region of Chablis since the early 19th century. The family vineyard, whose vines are 45 years old on average, is located in the heart of the original Chablis terroir. The Domaine’s vineyards cover all four appellations: Chablis Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Chablis and Petit Chablis. The Domaine has one guiding principle: in a terroir as rich and unique as Chablis, the wines are made in the vineyard with human intervention kept to a strict minimum. This Chablis reveals white fruit notes such as peach, and has a persistent mineral structure. In the mouth a stony sensation (which is so typical of Chablis) with a round mid body and a refreshing finish. Native yeast fermentation, minimal filtering and spending 6 to 10 months in stainless steel. This is pure Chablis!