Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2016

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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
  • 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, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    A lean, taut style, with fine concentration to the apple, white peach, lemon zest and baking spice flavors. There is energy and a tactile sensation as this white reaches a crescendo on the long, hazelnut- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

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