2016 Maison Evenstad, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru La Garenne Chardonnay
Puligny-Montrachet is considered by many to be the most elegant and noble appellation for white wine in Burgundy. The chalky La Garenne Premier Cru vineyard looks out over the valley from high elevations around 1,200 feet, close to the top of the Côte d’Or slope near the town of Blagny. Our own small parcel of mature 30-year-old Chardonnay vines has excellent drainage and good sun exposure from its southeastern aspect and row orientation.
A striking shade of pale yellow in the glass, this transcendent white Burgundy showcases a heavenly bouquet of green apple and hazelnut. Its balance is unparalleled. Delicate notes of lemongrass and thyme are framed by refreshing acidity and a mid-palate richness that adds depth and complexity.