Site: the middle part of the Cote de Beaune is famous of its great wines. Puligny-Montrachet, as one of the villages of the Cote des Blancs, is one of these celebrated appellations. History & tradition: made famous by the illustrious Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard, Puligny has an ancient origin. Puligny may have belonged to a certain Pullius during the Roman empire. His estate was called ”Pulliniacus” from which is derived the name Puligny (i.e. the property of Pullius, a fairly common name at the time). Soil: limestone. Mixture of ochre earth and small pebbles.