Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Calcareous clay

    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Chevalier du bas sud: 0.69 acre planted in 1957 and 1958Chevalier du bas nord: 2.22 acres planted in 1955, 1964 and 1980Chevalier du haut: 2.01 acres planted in 1974
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking the must into cask
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
      Aged 12 months in cask, 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    “Ripe and almost opulent, with lemon, pastry, apricot and spice elements that are broad on the attack. Though open now, there’s a vibrant structure and a long finish.”

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 93-96 points – Burghound.com

    "This is notably more elegant, refined and complex with only a trace of exoticism to the mostly white flower and peach aromas that are followed by textured, pure, detailed and delineated flavors... knockout finish."

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 97 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Taut and mineral, this is currently a wine that is waiting to reveal its power and majesty. The fruit is on a tight rein of acidity, which only slowly opens up to show mango, pineapple, crisp citrus, layers of toast and a mouth-enveloping richness.”

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2006 – 94+ points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Discreet aromas of minerals and menthol, with a suggestion of toast. Much less sweet and full in the mouth than the Batard; in fact, this youthfully closed wine shows a considerably cooler aspect and is characterized by citrus and rocky flavors...."

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