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2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Puligny Montrachet ‘Champ-Gain’ 1er Cru

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    Domaine Arnaud Ente
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  • Importer Label
    Australia – Eurocentric Wines
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Domaine Arnaud Ente is one of the hottest wine properties in Mersault today and arguably Burgundy’s brightest rising star. Stylistically Arnaud’s wines lie somewhere between the rich, generous, hedonistic style of Dominique Lafon and the linear, precise, mineral, citrus character of Coche Dury.

During the 1990s Arnaud’s wines attracted a lot of attention for their opulent style, due to his preference to pick late for maximum ripeness. Since 2000 the wines have displayed a more complex, naturally acidic style with enhanced minerality, which reflects the move to a programme of earlier picking. His wines are now amongst the very finest in the village.

Arnaud and his wife, Marie-Odile, work primarily on their own to craft an exquisite range of micro-production white Burgundies from Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Precision, purity, elegance, and finesse are the best descriptors of the Ente style.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Allen Meadows
This is arguably the most elegant wine among the Ente 1ers with its cool, pure and airy nose of lemon peel, lavender, apple, floral and soft spice nuances. There is lovely concentration to the seductive but precise medium-bodied flavors that flash plenty of minerality on the saline and strikingly persistent finish that flashes a touch of bitter lemon-lime character. This too should reward up to decade of cellaring.

2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Puligny Montrachet ‘Champ-Gain’ 1er Cru