Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Montrachet Grand Cru – 2015

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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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  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2015 – 95-97 points – Burghound

    "... there is both good freshness and vibrancy to the imposingly constituted flavors that, like the Chevalier, manage to retain an unequalled grace and refinement on the gorgeously persistent finish where a hint of wood surfaces. This is quite firmly structured, partially thanks to the impressively deep reserves of dry extract but also because of the very firm citrus-tinged acidity and between the two, this beauty should age for a very long time."

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