Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2011

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Definition of sous le Dos d’Âne: Below the ridgeline sloping 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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Reviews

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2011 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    "The peach, apple and lemon flavors are well-integrated with spicy oak in this sleek, supple white. Harmonious and refreshing, with spice notes echoing on the lingering finish."

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2011 – 89-91 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Sexy aromas of fresh apricot, yellow peach, clove and nut oil. Thicker and sweeter than the Puligny villages, with a solid stony underpinning to the yellow peach and spice flavors...shows good stony lift and depth.”

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