Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: Four parcels in Bâtard-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 1.73 hectares (4.27 acres)Bâtard 7: 7 ouvrées (0.74 acre), planted in 1974 (commune of Chassagne)Bâtard 8: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre), planted in 1979 (commune of Puligny)Bâtard 9: 9 ouvrées (0.95 acre), planted in 1989 (commune of Chassagne)Bâtard 17: 17 ouvrées (1.79 acres), 1/2 planted in 1962, 1/2 in 1964 (commune of Puligny)
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
    • Aging: Aged 12 months in cask, placed in tank for 6 months, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    This is broad and lush in texture, evoking peach, lemon cream, hazelnut and baking spice flavors. Harmonious enough to enjoy now, yet should develop well over the next decade. Really long, tangy finish. Drink now through 2028.

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