Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2014

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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 – 2014 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    "This beauty is creamy and finely knit, showing off lemon cake, apple, floral and mineral flavors. Impeccably balanced and long, this unfolds slowly to reveal an aftertaste that echoes lemon, mineral and spice."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2014 – 94 points – Wine Spectator Insider

    "This beauty is creamy and finely knit, showing off lemon cake, apple, floral and mineral flavors. Impeccably balanced and long, this unfolds slowly to reveal an aftertaste that echoes lemon, mineral and spice."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2014 – 90-92 points – Vinous

    “Pale, bright yellow. Musky peach and clove on the nose. Round and sedate on the palate, with peachy fruit salad flavors nicely framed by ripe acidity. Not a particularly big or fleshy wine but boasts a firm mineral underpinning.”

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