Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2018

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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: 1.62 hectares (4 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1995 and 2004
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

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

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  • Domaine Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru sous le Dos d’Âne – 2018 – Vinous – 90-92 Points

    The 2018 Meursault Sur le Dos de l’Ane has a very intense bouquet that is actually quite Puligny-like in style. The palate is well balanced with a saline tang on the entry, modest depth and a spicy, energetic finish. Fine. Drink 2020 - 2028.

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