Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Mâcon-Verzé – 2009

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  • Vintage Report

    • This is the sixth year in biodynamic viticulture for our vineyard in Mâcon-Verzé.

      Following a classic winter, spring was sunny and warm. The vines grew rapidly, with the first flowers noted on May 26.

      Despite poor weather from June 5-16, conditions improved and July was very fine, with one heavy rain spell at mid-month. August had excellent, warm weather with rapid grape ripening.

      In September, the grapes were healthy and of good quality. Harvesting began on September 12 under perfect weather conditions.

      Alcoholic fermentation was completed quickly for the Mâcon-Verzé must, with malolactic fermentation starting at the end of the winter and finishing during the spring 2010.

      The 2009 vintage is rich, powerful and well-balanced, with a plenty of liveliness and mineral notes. The whole is enveloped by fine, subtle floral and citrus aromas.

      This wine may be enjoyed upon release in 2011.

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  • Mâcon-Verzé – 2009 – 91 points, A Year’s Best White Burgundy – Wine & Spirits

    “...a lithe white with rich layers of flavor. There’s tension in the structure and complexity in the dry pineapple and grapefruit pith fruitiness."

  • Mâcon-Verzé – 2009 – 91 points, Year’s Best Burgundy – Wine & Spirits

    “Performing at the level of a fine Côte d’Or village wine, this Mâcon is a lithe white with rich layers of flavor. There’s tension in the structure and complexity in the dry pineapple and grapefruit pith fruitiness.”

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