Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2010

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 4.79 hectares (11.84 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted in 1959, 1960, 1962, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1983, 1988
    • 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 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
      Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank, where it is prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2010 – 90-92 points – Burghound.com

    "This is solidly persistent and immaculately well-balanced.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2010 – 92 points, Outstanding – Burghound.com

    “…layered and slightly riper nose…notably rich but also well-detailed and vibrant flavors that enjoy a seductive texture thanks to the abundant dry extract. This is solidly persistent and immaculately well-balanced.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2010 – 95 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “A taut, nervy, mineral-driven wine, this has intense citrus and grapefruit flavors, lemon grass spice and just the merest hint of wood. It’s the structure that gives this impressive wine such power, and a steely edge...”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2010 – 92 points – The Wine Advocate

    “…fleshes out beautifully in the glass with layers of expressive, textured fruit…Yellow stone fruits, flowers and a hint of spice wraps around the soft, enveloping finish, where the minerality of the vintage emerges with pretty, finely-knit nuances.”

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