de Montille. Domaine de Montille Puligny Montrachet 1er 'La Garenne' 2017 750ml
"La Garenne" comes from the medieval Latin word "Warenna", a term signifying woods surrounded by walls or hedgerows that lords used for breeding and hunting small game, especially rabbit. (This is from where the expression "lapin de garenne" comes.) The vineyard "La Garenne" in Puligny, which belonged to the Maizières Abbey, is located in the village of Blagny.
It is a small vineyard with a surface of only 0.14 hectare located at the top of the slopes and planted around 1950. An austere and wind-swept area, it is just on the cusp of the heights of Puligny's Premier Crus. Nonetheless, when the vines are well-tended, this wine offers a grand elegance and freshness. Reserved, the wine is fine, tense, mineral and subtle. Classically Puligny, it is my house wine, one that I love to share. - Etienne de Montille