Limited Run Wines from Blagny
The Blagny appellation is a Villages de la Côte de Beaune appellation that has been established since 1937. It is located in the hamlet of Puligny, between the vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. It is a sub-region of Burgundy, East of France. It is a small area; these wines are not produced in large quantities and are not particularly well known. For historical reasons, and to help identify the origin of the wines, the title is sometimes followed by the words ‘Cote de Beaune’. It is important to note that white wines made from Blagny vineyards may be labeled under the Meursault-Blagny title.
Relish Flavorsome Reds and Whites
On its 0.05 square kilometers, AOC Blagny produces 20,000 liters of red and white wines each year. This vineyard of marls, located between 340 and 400 meters of altitude, is more adapted to the pinot noir’s culture than the chardonnay.
The red wines are rich and robust. They deserve to wait 4 to 10 years, which makes them more harmonious. The color of the Blagny red wines is a ruby/crimson deepening towards a purplish black-cherry hue reminiscent of twilight. The fruity nose exhibits the typically Burgundian scent spectrum of small red fruits (strawberry, gooseberry) or black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). With age, leather, pepper, cocoa, licorice, and musky scents evolve. Well and solidly built, this broad-shouldered wine needs some cellar time for its chewiness to melt a little. It has just the right amount of flesh to give it a good, lithe, and attractive body. Blagny is an island of red wine in a sea of whites.
White wines from these vineyards are entitled to the Meursault Premier Cru or Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru designation, depending on in which commune they are situated. In contrast, red wines from these vineyards may only be designated Blagny Premier Cru. While all vineyards within Blagny are entitled to the Blagny Premier Cru designation, it is also possible to produce village-level Blagny.
Gifted Terroir and Micro-Climate
Blagny today boasts seven climates classified Premiers Crus, the best known is the Sous le Dos d’Ane. The whites of Blagny are fresh and powerful, they are distinguished by their floral aromas. The seven climats of Blagny AOC are:In Meursault: La Jeunelotte, La Pièce sous le Bois, Sous le Dos d’Ane, Sous Blagny. In Puligny-Montrachet: Sous le Puits, La Garenne (or Sur la Garenne), Hameau de Blagny.
The AOC Blagny was created in 1970. The AOC regulations allow up to 15 percent of Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, and Pinot Gris as accessory grapes in the red wines, but this is not often practiced.
A part of the important features of Blagny appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Clay.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: white.
- Aromas: floral aromas.
- Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
- Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C
A part of the important features of Blagny appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: clay and limestone.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: red, ruby/crimson.
- Aromas: floral aromas, red fruits (strawberry, gooseberry), or black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). With age, leather, pepper, cocoa, licorice, and musky scents evolve.
- Aging potential: 4 – 10 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 17° C