Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet Nexe Flore 2018
"Benoit no longer employs the higher percentage of new oak on his wines, nor does he stir the lees like before, preferring to do as little as possible in fact in the winery. He likes acidity in his wines feeling that the acidity is the backbone that gives the wines freshness as well as longevity in the cellar. Often times, Benoit prefers to pick on the earlier side to preserve this freshness and acidity he seeks, but it is certainly not at the expense of ripeness as his wines are gifted at expressing each individual terroir. He has moved to a longer élevage of 18 months and continues to reduce the amount of new wood in the cellar. Today less than 30% is the norm here.
Benoit boasts an impressive lineup of vineyard holdings. In Chassagne‐Montrachet he has a tiny parcel in Houillères, a well situated villages vineyard on the border with Puligny‐Montrachet, while in Puligny‐Montrachet, he has an impressive array of vines from villages to the 1er Crus of Sous le Puits, Truffières, and Folatières." -Supplier's notes