Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Mâcon-Verzé – 2010

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Mâcon-Villages
    • Viticulture: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 9.3 hectares (23 acres)
    • Vine Age: Average 25 years
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
    • Density: 6,000 vines/hectare (2,248 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2009-2010 winter weather in Mâcon was irregular but mild. March and April were typical of spring, until the end of April when the temperature began to rise.

      June was beautiful and flowering began on June 20. The last week of the month turned hot, and the heat continued for the first two weeks of July. For the remainder of summer, the weather was pleasant, creating ideal conditions for consistent ripening. 2010 is the seventh year of biodynamic viticulture for our vineyards in Mâcon.

      Harvest began September 22 under clear skies and finished on September 29, yielding beautiful fruit, a classic vintage.

      Fermentations went smoothly and were followed by a slow malolactic fermentation period that lasted until spring.

      The resulting wine is vibrant with floral aromas, notable minerality and elegance on the palate.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks using indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Barrel Fermentation: 15 months
    • Filtration: Very light
    • Fining: Homeopathic