Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Montrachet Grand Cru – 2011

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.082 hectare (0.2 acre)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1960
    • 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, 100% new (origin Allier)
      Matured 12 months in new oak, followed by 6 months in 1-year-old oak, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2011 – 94-96 points, Don’t Miss! – Burghound.com

    “I can think of no better way to describe the nose of the 2011 Montrachet than the word kaleidoscopic as the range of aromas is hugely broad and hugely complex…In a word, remarkable.”

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2011 – 92-95 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Iodine, spices and smoky oak on the nose, with a peach quality emerging with air. Dense, sweet and broad, with sexy minerality and musky smokiness. Large-scaled but not heavy…dry, firm finish…”

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