Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bourgogne Blanc – 2010

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 3.24 hectares (8.01 acres)Les Houlières: 40 ouvrées (4.23 acres), planted in 1979 and 1982Les Parties: 35 ouvrées (3.78 acres), planted in 1998, 1999 and 2003
    • 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, 12% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
      Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Bourgogne Blanc – 2010 – 92 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “The delicious acidity of the vintage is well reflected in this crisp, pure-fruit wine, with its citrus and orange peel flavors. The wine is just brushed with wood flavors and hints of honey, finishing bright while ripe.”

  • Bourgogne Blanc – 2010 – 90 points – The Wine Advocate

    “Bright, saline notes frame the fruit in this precise, jewel of a wine. Readers will not want to miss this gem. If there is a relatively affordable entry-level 2010 from a top-notch domaine that captures the greatness of the vintage, this is it.”

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