Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2016

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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
  • 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 and 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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

    Though rich, this white is also dense, giving a feeling of intensity to the white peach, citronella and pastry aromas and flavors. Well-proportioned, yet will require some time to really harmonize and reveal all its charms. Long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2032.

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