Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières-En la Richarde 2016 - Benoît Ente

Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, 1st Growth, Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatières-en la Richarde, 2016 Vintage, Benoît Ente

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Tasting notes for the Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières "En la Richarde" 2016 - Benoît Ente

  • EYE: The "En la Richarde" 2016 cuvée from Benoît Ente presents itself with a dazzling golden hue, revealing harmonious maturity. Its perfect transparency and bright reflections attest to the vintner's pursuit of elegance.
  • NOSE: From the first encounter, this Chardonnay takes us into a delicate floral garden, where the scents of white flowers intertwine with subtle fragrances of stone fruits. Discreet notes of vanilla and hazelnut add an elegant touch to this aromatic bouquet, creating an olfactory experience of great finesse.
  • MOUTH: As it reaches our taste buds, Les Folatières "En la Richarde" unveils a refreshing vivacity, with lemony and mineral flavors taking center stage. The combination of generous fruitiness and a subtle buttery nuance offers a symphony of balanced flavors. The silky texture and persistent finish complete this tasting experience, leaving a memorable impression on the palate.


In short: This Puligny-Montrachet from Benoît Ente, with its golden robe, floral and fruity nose, and balanced palate, reveals a harmonious and complex character, worthy of the finest. For those who don't mind waiting, this wine promises to fully flourish over the next 7 to 10 years, unveiling treasures of richness over time. Whether paired with grilled lobster, sautéed sweetbreads, almond-crusted trout, wild mushroom risotto, or a tarte Tatin, this Puligny-Montrachet will enhance these dishes and create an unforgettable culinary experience.

Other appellations from this estate: Puligny Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "En la Richarde", Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Truffière", Chassagne Montrachet, Bourgogne, Bourgogne Rouge "Mathilde", Bourgogne "Golden Jubilée", Bourgogne Aligoté...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
White Wine
Grape Variety
% vol.
12,5 %
Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
Domaine Benoît Ente
Les Folatières-en la Richarde
Production method
Producer: Domaine Benoît Ente
Domaine Benoît Ente

Winemaking family from Puligny-Montrachet


From the famous Ente family, here comes Benoît. He started his career by helping his aunt on her Burgundy vineyard in 1990. Eight years later, he decided to fly solo and sold his very first vintage in 2002. When his aunt retired in 2013, she asked Benoît to take care of the family estate (whose grapevines were planted right after World War II). His brother Arnaud is a true inspiration to Benoît, and he tries to be as great a winemaker as him. He has decided to work on his wines' two main strengths: purity and elegance.

On his 6 hectares of land, mainly located around the village of Puligny-Montrachet (on the Côte de Beaune), Benoit Ente produces 12,000 bottles per year of ChardonnayBourgogne Aligoté and Pinot Noir. He uses no herbicides and no chemical fertilizers, because his relationship with his vineyard is a respectful and lasting one. His wines, which used to be rich and powerful, have progressively become more dynamic. For him, an acidic wine is much more pleasant in the mouth and can last longer in a cellar.

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