Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2011

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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 – 2011 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    "Terrific from start to finish, this white starts out with lime blossom, apple, citronella and mineral aromas and flavors. Creamy yet fluid, intense yet airy, with harmony and a long aftertaste of citrus and stone."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2011 – 92 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Reticent but pure aromas of lemon peel, mirabelle, orange flower and stone. Supple, lush and pure, with a fine grain to the flavors of white peach and spices. Finishes dry and long, with enough acidity to maintain its shape.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2011 – 89-92 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Yellow fruits, spices and a hint of hot rocks on the nose… Juicy, spicy, laid-back and on the lean side; quite dry and uncompromising. Finishes with good stony cut and very good length. This will need time to expand.”

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