Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2013

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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 – 2013 – 92 points – Vinous

    “Pale yellow. Subtly complex aromas of candied pear, lime and white flowers. Juicy and tight in the mouth, with a distinctly cool quality and nicely integrated acidity to the pear, peach and floral flavors. Good stuffing and extract here…”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2013 – 90 – 93 points – Vinous

    “Lemon and yellow stone fruits on the nose, lifted by a floral note and showing some charred oak…the wood element contributing to an impression of sucrosite. Lovely texture and concentration here, and a subtly long finish.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2013 – 93 – 95 points – eRobertParker.com

    “…vivacious and defined with hints of lemon curd and white peach. The palate is voluminous and powerful with superb acidity and great depth. This is a Combettes with a lot of ambition and constitutes one of my favorites from the domaine this year.”

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