Wine Roger Belland, Puligny-Montrachet 1-er Cru "Les Champs-Gains" AOC, 2018, 375 ml
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Reviews of purchase Roger Belland, Puligny-Montrachet 1-er Cru "Les Champs-Gains" AOC, 2018, 375 ml
The wine is pale golden in color with greenish reflections.
The taste of the wine is rich, voluminous, complex, lively, with dominant fruity-citrus and creamy tones, refined minerality, energetic acidity and a long, memorable freshness aftertaste.
The fresh aroma of wine is woven from notes of ripe pear, lemon, grapefruit and white flowers.
The wine will make a harmonious pair of smoked salmon, shrimp, scallops or fish with a creamy sauce.
Roger Belland, Puligny-Montrachet 1-er Cru "Les Champs-Gains" AOC is a fresh dry white wine made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Puligny-Montrachet appellation. The appellation includes 4 Grand Cru vineyards and 17 Premier Cru vineyards. Until 1879 the village was simply called Puligny, then, in homage to its iconic Grand Cru "Le Montrachet", the Montrachet prefix was added. Today the Puligny-Montrachet vineyards are considered the best in the world for the production of white wines. Only white grape varieties are grown here. The wines from Puligny-Montrachet differ from the wines from the neighboring appellations Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault in more pronounced minerality, they are livelier, harder and denser and have a significant aging potential. These wines are known to all lovers of the great Chardonnay.
The Premier Cru vineyard "Les Champs-Gains", ideally located at the top of Mont Rachet, is a classic example of the entire appellation. The name of this site translates as "fields reclaimed from the forest". The vineyard has a "high" terroir, which gives the wines pure minerality. The stony soils of the site are rich in clay and limestone, the exposure is southeast. Chardonnay vines were planted here in 1965.
Harvest for Puligny-Montrachet 1-er Cru "Les Champs-Gains" AOC harvested when the berries reach optimum ripeness. In the winery, the whole grapes are pressed using a pneumatic press. After natural cold decantation in a vat at a controlled temperature for 36 hours, the grape juice is fermented at a low temperature (not more than 16 ° C) in French oak barrels. During malolactic fermentation, regular batonage is carried out, at least 1 time per week. The wine is aged in barrels for 6 months. No more than 3,000 bottles are produced annually.
Domaine Roger Belland is a winery, founded in 1832 in the Côte d'Or. The total area of the vineyards is 23 hectares, they are located in the communes of Les Maranges, Santenay, Puligny and Chassange Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay and Pommard. Vineyards do not use pesticides or herbicides. Each stage of production takes place under the strict control of the Bellan family.
Roger Bellan and his daughter, Julia, are representatives of the fifth and sixth generation of the family. Today they produce high-quality wines that can conquer even the most demanding consumer.