The Les Folatieres vineyard sits between 820 feet to 985 feet of elevation on clay & limestone. The vineyard is divided into four climats: Ez Folatieres, En la Richarde, Peux Bois and Au Chaniot. One suggestion is that the name is derived from folles-terres, crazy earth, created when hard driving rain erodes the soil. Another suggestion is that Folatières is where folletes, patches of misty fog or ghostly forms collect.
The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières exhibits scents of pear, toasted almonds and vanilla pod. Medium to full-bodied, bright and chalky, it's deep and concentrated, with a mouthwatering, delicately oak-inflected finish.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 pts.
The aromas are rich, almost tropical and the wine feels dense, almost a bit heavy, reflecting the character of the year more than the position on the slope. From 1.16ha of fairly young vines, this is fermented and aged with relatively modest use of new oak.
- Decanter, 91 pts.