2017 Sylvain Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er CruChardonnay from France
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"You would think Bzikot does not sound very French. Sylvain's grandfather arrived in the village of Puligny from Poland just before the start of the war with nothing but the cl...
"You would think Bzikot does not sound very French. Sylvain's grandfather arrived in the village of Puligny from Poland just before the start of the war with nothing but the clothes he stood up in. Over the generations the family has acquired four hectares of vineyards within the celebrated Puligny-Montrachet and Puligny 1er Cru appellations – including Les Perrieres and Les Folatieres. The vineyard area totals 14 hectares. The vines are on average 60 years old. Additionally they own another nine hectares, producing wines under the local Bourgogne Blanc, St. Aubin, and Santenay while also producing a wonderful Volnay and Auxey Duresses. Although winemaking began in the 1950s, all the wines were sold to negociants. Sylvain began making his first wines in the mid 1990’s , but still sold most of the wines, including a long relationship with Domaine Dujac for their Puligny Village until a few years ago. Sylvain is quickly becoming one of the top names in Puligny Montrachet and now bottles and sells most the wines himself.
The 2017 Puligny Montrachet 1er cru Folatieres comes from 60 yr old vines carefully crafted in 25% stainless steel tanks and the rest in French oak of which 10% is new. Sylvain wants to capture the essence of the grape and this special vineyard. From the largest 1er cru in Puligny-Montrachet, only 25 cases were imported into the USA. The wine exhibits apple and stone fruits, a touch of lime skin, fresh butter and hazelnut flavors and aromas all swirl in a smooth-textured wine with just the right amount of acidity at the end. A truly amazing wine that should provide many years of drinking pleasure." -Importer
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|