50-year-old vines in the Sous la Velle vineyard, steeply sloped and facing south-east. This isn’t a wine for long ageing, favouring freshness and joie de vivre rather than concentration and structure, Florence thinks best around four or five years from vintage. Glorious colour. The nose a super perfumed melange of red berries and flowers. Very pure, high quality fruit, crystalline, fine powdered chalk tannin, lovely acids to balance and refresh. Glassy berry fruit floods back on the finish. Simply a delicious wine, the kind to put a smile on one’s face.
About the Domaine
Well-travelled, ambitious and utterly committed to getting the best from her vineyards, Florence Cholet epitomises the younger generation in Burgundy. We are very proud to be working with her.
Florence Cholet has recently returned to take over the domaine that has been her families for four generations. Widely travelled, she has worked across France, the US and Australia, Florence is an ambitious and intelligent wine maker. The domaine no longer uses pesticides or herbicides, the vineyards are ploughed and since 2017 fermentations have used wild yeasts and the wines have been bottled with only a light filtration. New oak is used sparingly at a maximum of 25%. The wines show good texture and tension, balancing Puligny’s drive with succulent fruit. Her Enseignères bottling, from 80-year-old vines below Bâtard-Montrachet combines zippy acidity and peachy fruit with a deep saline structure; we don’t have much so make sure to get some while you can.