Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Chevalier-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 1.80 hectares (4.45 acres)Chevalier du bas sud (lower south): 6.5 ouvrées (0.69 acre), planted in 1957 and 1958Chevalier du bas nord (lower north): 16 ouvrées (1.69 acres), planted in 1955, 1964 and 1980Chevalier du haut (upper): 19 ouvrées (2.01 acres), planted in 1974
    • 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 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
    • Aging: Aged 12 months in cask, 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 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 96 Points

    A broad, powerful style, this retains a sense of elegance, displaying lemon cake, peach, honey and spice flavors. Gathers itself on the lingering finish, where a tactile feel emerges. The racy finish shows potential. Drink now through 2030.

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