Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2015

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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



  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2015 – 93 points – Wine Spectator

    “Racy, with a minerally underpinning and floral, apple and lime blossom flavors. Balanced in a steely way, showing plenty of stone, citrus and spice notes on the finish.”

  • Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2015 – 90-92 points – Burghound

    "There is a touch of matchstick character to the floral and citrus aromas that introduce the intense, well-detailed and nicely concentrated flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the clean, dry and focused finale. This should drink well after only a few years of age but repay 6 to 8."