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A statue in Puligny-Montrachet
A statue in Puligny-Montrachet
Coat of arms of Puligny-Montrachet
Coat of arms
Puligny-Montrachet is located in France
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Puligny-Montrachet is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 46°56′46″N 4°45′11″E / 46.946°N 4.753°E / 46.946; 4.753Coordinates: 46°56′46″N 4°45′11″E / 46.946°N 4.753°E / 46.946; 4.753
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Ladoix-Serrigny
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Nonciaux
Area1 7.28 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 424
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 21512 /21190
Elevation 200–435 m (656–1,427 ft)
(avg. 217 m or 712 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Puligny-Montrachet is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

In the middle of the Côte de Beaune, it is a well-known appellation of Burgundy wine, containing one of the most famous vineyards in the world, Montrachet.


Historical population


The "Scabby Hill" ("Mont Rachaz"), not much more than an undulation between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne, is one of the most famous vineyard sites in the world. As with other Burgundy villages, both Puligny and Chassagne now officially append the name of their most famous vineyard to their own names. Wines from the Chassagne side are called "Le Montrachet" and from the Puligny side simply "Montrachet" - there are 4 hectares of each. Above Montrachet proper is the 7.59ha of Chevalier Montrachet (all in Puligny), at the bottom of the slope lies Bâtard Montrachet (6.02ha in Puligny). The names of these two Grand Crus supposedly reflect the division of the estate of the Seigneur de Montrachet between his two sons, one of whom had been a knight in the Crusades, the other was illegitimate. Puligny also contains the Grand Cru of Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet (3.69ha).[2]

There are also 100ha of Premier Cru vinyeards out of the total of 235ha in Puligny. [1] Technically there are 24 Premier Crus, although 10 of them represent particular plots within other Premier Crus. While the complex, minerally white wines get all the attention, there are 6.4ha of Pinot Noir.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Villages". Bouchard Père et Fils. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Coates, Clive (1997) Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy Weidenfeld Nicolson ISBN 0-297-83607-2

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