Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2011

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 2 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 1.06 hectares (2.62 acres)la 6: 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre), planted in 1962la 18: 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acres), planted in 1969 and 1999
    • 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 – 2011 – 93 points – Wine Spectator

    "An elegantly wrought version that exhibits lime blossom, acacia, hazelnut, peach and citrus flavors, all tied up neatly with the supple texture."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2011 – 90-93 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Expressive aromas of candied lemon peel, peach, spices and flowers. Silky, fresh and firm, with ripe acidity…flavors of lemon peel and flowers. Lovely stuffing and lift here. Finishes dry and perfumed, with sneaky length and subtle minerality.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2011 – 91(+?) points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Pale, bright, green-tinged yellow. Ripe yellow peach, oatmeal and a smoky leesy nuance on the nose. Round and plush but dry…The finish is supple…”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2011 – 90-92 points – Burghound.com

    “There is both good energy and volume to the stony medium-bodied flavors that are relatively generous yet retain a good sense of detail on the naturally sweet, intense and lingering finish. I like the complexity…”

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