A week in Puligny Montrachet
We are spending a week in Burgundy. We have rented a house surrounded by small vineyard plots in the village of Puligny Montrachet. We arrived on Saturday with temperatures in the low 70’s. All the grapes have been harvested and the vineyards are beginning to turn color. Learning the wine districts of Burgundy is complex compared to learning the AVA’s (wine appellations) of California and the U.S. Puligny Montrachet is in the wine district of Cote de Beaune. In turn, the Cote de Beaune is a compound region of the Cote de Or. The major grape in Puligny is Chardonnay, and the area is known for its White Burgundys.
The main city in Burgundy is Beaune and Puligny Montrachet is about 8 miles from Beaune. Getting to Puligny Montrachet from Beaune is a spectacular drive with vineyards all around. We look forward to discovering the Burgundy wine region during the week.