DOMAINE ALBERT JOLY
The Joly estate totals just 11 acres, all of which is in Puligny. Nearly half of their holdings are in the Bourgogne appellation, with the balance being Village-level parcels. The Puligny Village wines are separated into two lieux-dits bottlings; Les Tremblots which boarders Chassagne and one on the opposite side of the village, Les Charmes which is really a continuation of Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes. The vines are properly matured—their plot in Les Tremblots has the oldest vines, which are about 60 years-old, much of the rest being about 40 years-old.
Sylvie Prevot-Joly took over the estate from her father Albert in 2007, and started estate bottling at that time. Working together with her brother-in-law Gilles, she still sells 80-85% of her fruit to negociants, so the production under the Joly label is quite limited. That will surely change as the reputation of the domaine starts to gather some well-deserved steam. They produce pure, classic Puligny - crisp whites with supple fruit and great energy and a purity of precision and minerality that could only come from Puligny.