Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2010

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 1.15 hectares (2.84 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1958 and 1959
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date
      Hand harvested with grape sorting

  • Vinification

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

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Reviews

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2010 – 93-95 points, Don’t Miss! – Burghound.com

    “There is the same exquisite purity to the strikingly intense and beautifully well-detailed flavors that ooze both a fine minerality and plenty of dry extract that imparts a wonderfully seductive texture to the explosive yet refined finish."

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2010 – 95(+?) points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “…At once elegant and penetrating, showing superb depth and building energy to its bracing citrus-dominated flavors. Nothing exotic about this beauty. Really leaves the taste buds vibrating. A great beautifully balanced baby...”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2010 – 97 points – The Wine Advocate

    “Layers of soft, perfumed fruit flow effortlessly to the nuanced, feminine finish. A hint of floral honey and almonds lingers on the palate.”

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