Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013

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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 – 2013 – 93+ points – Vinous

    “High-pitched aromas of pear, lime, crushed stone and lavender. Intensely flavored but airy and light on its feet, with firm limey acidity (4.4 grams per liter) cutting the wine's flesh. Finishes tight and long, with rising floral perfume.”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 91 – 94 points – Vinous

    “Light, bright yellow. Strong peach and ginger aromas are complicated by musky lees. Intensely flavored but lighter and tighter than the Pucelles, a bit youthfully sharp in a positive way. A flavor of lemon candy dominates.”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 92 – 94 points – eRobertParker.com

    “…subtle, mineral nose with Granny Smith apple, cream puffs and flinty scents…The palate is rounded and harmonious on the entry with glimpses of white peach and nectarine. The acidity is finely tuned and lends the finish an effortless feel.”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 93 – 95 points – eRobertParker.com

    “…extravagant bouquet, bridled with intense citrus lemon, freshly sliced pear, limestone and even a faint touch of peppermint…shaved ginger adding a bit of fire at the front of the tongue, then attractive stony notes...”

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