Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2008

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: Total of 1.26 hectares (3.11 acres)
      la 4: 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre), planted in 1983

      la 6: 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre), planted in 1962

      la 18: 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acres), planted in 1969 and 1999

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Folatières
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • 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, 20% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 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 Folatières – 2008 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    “Bright and lemony, with accents of peach and hazelnut. This has enough substance to match its vivid structure, staying sleek and elegant. The clean, racy finish offers a touch of mineral.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2008 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Rich and rounded, with the toast sinking into the the rich yellow fruit and spice. The wine is gorgeous, opulent, while retaining an intense acidity and an edge of minerality. For medium-term aging.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2008 – 91 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Ripe, musky aromas of stone fruits and pineapple, complicated by flowers, cumin and a hint of smoky reduction; reminded me a bit of an Alsace riesling. Thick, opulent and sweet…round and persistent, with an almost honeyed character.”

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