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Domaine Antonin Guyon is one of the most prestigious estates in the Côte d’Or, as well as one of the largest family-owned wineries in the region. Started in the 1960s by Antonin Guyon with parcels of land in Gevrey and Meursault, the domaine is controlled and operated today by Antonin’s sons, Dominique and Michel. This huge 47 hectare property now produces wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, including some of the most renowned villages of the region. It is also a firm favorite of wine lovers and connoisseurs worldwide, particular for its exceptional range of Premier and Grands Crus.
Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Contrôlée
Les Pucelles is one of the best known and most famous of Puligny’s 1er Crus, just adjacent to the Grand Crus of Batard and Bienvenue Batard Montrachet. The soils are a complex mix of mineral clay and limestone rock. Guyon produces only three barrels (75 cs) from their tiny parcel.
Grapes are hand-harvested and then carried in small boxes to the cellars, where they are sorted. Fermentation takes place in oak casks at between 18°-20° C. Lees are stirred in cask twice a week. Wine is then aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Ethereal aromas of pear, apple and lime, mixed with notes of mushroom and earth.
There is an explosion of fullness on the palate with elements of honeysuckle and herbs. The finish is cool, precise, focused and very long.