Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2012

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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 – 2012 – 91 – 93 points – The Wine Advocate

    "…lovely almond and fumé scents, almost like a Meursault Perriéres in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. This is a very pretty, more expressive premier cru…orange zest and lemon peel-infused finish."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2012 – 91-94 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “Complex, showy aromas of stone fruits, acacia flower, minerals and sexy lees. Rich and plush but not overly sweet; a step up in texture and length from the Clavoillons. Wonderfully spherical premier cru with a long, tactile finish.”

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