Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2010

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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: 1.26 hectares (3.11 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1995 and 2004
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date
      Hand harvested with grape sorting

  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
      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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  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2010 – 90 points – The Wine Advocate

    “Flowers and white stone fruits are some of the nuances that emerge from this soft, textured, totally inviting Meursault…It will be interesting to see what develops here over the coming years.”

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