Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2009

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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 – 2009 – 91 points – Burghound.com

    “…exotic aromas along with the more classic scents…There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2009 – 95 points, Cellar Selection – Wine Enthusiast

    "A wine that brings out intense minerality, a tight citric tang and a beautiful structure. With its lime and grapefruit acidity laid over ripe yellow fruits shot through with toast..."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2009 – 92 points, A Year’s Best White Burgundy – Wine & Spirits

    “...scents of yellow roses, crème caramel, green pear and butterbeans. It combines the warmth of the summer sun with a cooler, autumn apple brightness, a playful balance...”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2009 – (90-92) points – Burghound.com

    “…displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom… There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

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