Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2014

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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 – 2014 – 95 points – Wine Spectator

    "This precise white exudes apple, lemon, stone and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Balanced and vibrant, with a bracing finish of lemon and apple."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2014 – 95 points – Wine Spectator Insider

    "This precise white exudes apple, lemon, stone and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Balanced and vibrant, with a bracing finish of lemon and apple."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2014 – 91-93 points – Vinous

    “Light yellow. Deeply pitched, slightly reduced aromas of stone fruits and rock. Bigger and richer in the mouth than the Folatières but less floral, with stone fruit and honey notes dominating. Plenty of energy here but this is very reserved today.”

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