Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2013

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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 – 2013 – 91 points – Vinous

    “Pale, bright yellow. Refined aromas of white peach, spices and minerals. Classier and higher in acidity than the Meursault, with apple and stone fruit flavors carrying well on the back end. This wine was being bottled on the day of my visit.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2013 – 88 – 92 points – Vinous

    “…aromas of white peach, minerals and spices…showing spicy cut to the stone fruit and saline mineral flavors…long, bright, saline finish is perked up by a lemony edge and displays a lovely balance between minerality and acidity…lingering perfume...”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2013 – 91 – 93 points – eRobertParker.com

    “…a sense of ‘coolness’ on the nose, a little aloof at first and then deigning to present you with light limestone and flinty notes. The palate is taut on the entry with a touch of sour lemon that lends this Clavoillon fine tension and persistence.”

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