Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon – 2016

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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
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 22% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
    • Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank, where it is prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon 1er Cru – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    This white is lush, exuding peach, lemon, apple tart and baking spice aromas and flavors. Well-proportioned, if in need of some time to integrate more fully, with a long, complex aftertaste combining fruit, mineral and spice elements. Best from 2021 through 2032.

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