Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2012

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.73 hectare (1.8 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1963, 1972
    • 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, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2012 – 91 – 93 points – The Wine Advocate

    "…expressive bouquet with orange blossom, apricot and delicate spice aromas. There are hints of white chocolate that emerge with time. You can feel the skins here, bestowed with a deep fleshy build toward the finish that has a touch of petrol..."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2012 – 91-93 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Musky stone fruits, hazelnut and a sexy sulfidey nuance on the nose. Rich and full but classically dry and serious, with firm minerality giving the wine cut and framing the finish…”

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