White Burgundy: Lycee Viticole de Beaune

This excellent domaine is not only a vineyard with an excellent reputation, but it is also the home to the viticultural high school in Beaune. The talented 28-year-old winemaker has received many awards for his domaine-produced wines. Previous vintages of this Puligny were awarded the ‘Tastevinage’ label by the famous Chevaliers de Tastevin, the honorary keepers of Burgundian quality and traditions. This award goes to selected Burgundy wines for their higher quality, character, and value. Gathering a jury of over 250 professional tasters is a test of trust. The jury must answer precisely three questions: Is the wine worthy of the appellation? Is the wine representative of the vintage? Will the wine be able to age? Each year, about one-third of the wines of Burgundy are tasted, with the best wines in each category awarded the ‘TASTEVINAGE’ label. This wine and others made at the Lycée have received acclaim from the magazine ‘Bourgogne Aujourd’hui’ (Burgundy Today) as well as the “Revue de Vins de France”.

  • Puligny Montrachet

    This is one of the more famous villages in Burgundy since the Grand Cru vineyard ‘Le Montrachet’ falls within its boundaries. The village adds “-Montrachet” to its name of Puligny to make you aware of this. LVB’s village Puligny is made from Chardonnay on a limestone soil, then aged in new French oak barrels for a year. Extremely elegant, with exceptional balance and very long-lived, these wines are bright and acidic when young with yellow-gold color and a lingering finish. This prime example shows a very nice nose of citrus and mineral, full fruit in the mid-palate with wet stone, lots of ‘matière’ and a long, lingering finish. This is our favorite for lobster.

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