Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Montrachet Grand Cru – 2012

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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 – 2012 – 94-96 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Strong spice notes of nutmeg and mace are lifted by a pronounced floral element. Tightly wound and penetrating…showing outstanding cut and ripeness to the citrus, stone fruit and spice flavors….very discreet wine…”

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