Sous Le Puits is made from 5 different parcels spanning 1.8 hectares that Domaine Larue own in this 1er Cru which borders the Meursault appellation in the North of the Puligny AOP, right at the top of the hill of Puligny-Montrachet, East facing. The site has deeper clay-limestone soil than the mid slope Cru’s + it’s is a little colder due to it’s slope position. Meaning ‘under the well’ the vines were planted from 1951 to 1982, an average age of 55 years old across the parcels. Pressed, settled then moved to barrel by gravity. Fermented in barrel (20% new) then elevage on lees for 12 months then in tank for a further 6 months as the parcels are blended together, total of 18 months before bottling.
Domaine Larue is in the heart of St Aubin. Founded in 1946. Now managed by Didier and Denis Larue with Bruno (Didier’s son) recently joining the team. Estate consists of 17ha between St Aubin, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet. They particularly specialize in 1er Cru St Aubin of which they own seven different 1er Cru’s. En Remilly and Murgers Dents de Chien are particularly highly regarded. Domaine Larue make unapologetic dry, tense and precise Chardonnay. High density plantings (10,000 vines per hect). Hand picked, no herbicide. Fermentation in barrel (except Aligote), ¼ new. Light filtration on all wines before bottling.