Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Bourgogne Blanc – 2016

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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
  • 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, 12% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
    • Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    Round and fruity, yet with good cut, showcasing lemon, apple and mineral flavors, with a touch of spice. Citrusy acidity focuses the lingering, tangy finish. Drink now through 2023.

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