Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Chevalier-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 1.99 hectares (4.92 acres)Chevalier du bas sud (lower south): 6.5 ouvrées (0.69 acre), planted in 1957 and 1958Chevalier du bas nord (lower north): 21 ouvrées (2.22 acres), planted in 1955, 1964 and 1980Chevalier du haut (upper): 19 ouvrées (2.01 acres), planted in 1974
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • 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 – 2007 – 96 points, 100 Best Wines of 2010 – Wine & Spirits

    "Often the most aristocratic and challenging of the Montrachet grand crus, this 2007 is both supremely elegant and uncompromisingly mineral...Chris Hallowell described it as 'insanely majestic,' a phrase that sums up its unnerving power."

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    “Broad yet incisive, this white features lime, apple, white peach and mineral flavors that are matched to a vibrant frame. There’s intensity and grip, gaining elegance and expanding on the palate, with a long, mouthwatering finish.”

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 95 points – The Wine Advocate

    "...Citrus zest, white pepper, and brown spices add invigoration and palate-staining intensity to a finish of lift and energy... the wine’s sheer length sensational...in 2007 it goes beyond vintage norms in sheer ripeness and richness."

  • Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2007 – 96 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Wonderfully succulent and silky in the mouth, but with a firm stony edge...An ethereal essence of wet stone minerality, this powerful, concentrated, classically dry wine is also compellingly smooth on the reverberating aftertaste."

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