Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Definition of sous le Dos d’Âne: Below the ridge sloping away on each side

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Meursault
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 1.62 hectares (4 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1995 and 2004
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier) After 12 months in cask, the wine was aged an additional 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2007 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    "While the wine does have richness, it’s the mineral and citrus side that is coming through at this stage. The balance with the wood aging is so right that you feel the toast rather than tasting it."

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2007 – 90 points – The Wine Advocate

    "...smells of honeysuckle and fresh apricot; comes onto the palate quite rich and silken, but with bright lemon and chalk dust adjuncts; and finishes with salinity, chalkiness, and a meat broth-like savor vaguely reminiscent of Chablis."

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2007 – 90 points – Wine Spectator

    “Ripe, verging on apricot in flavor, with hints of nectarine, grapefruit and vanilla, yet minerally. Full-bodied and sinewy, with a juicy finish.”

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2007 – 90 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Restrained aromas of stone fruits, clove, nuts and minerals. Fruitier and sweeter in the mouth than the Clavoillon, with enticing harmonious acidity but less obvious minerality. But this rich, round wine has plenty of depth...."

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