Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2013

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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 – 2013 – 91 – 94 points – Vinous

    “…Sexy aromas of fresh peach, nectarine and white flowers. Silky, saline and extract-rich, boasting lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its pulpy stone fruit flavors. Superbly balanced, long wine with a saline quality on the glistening finish.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2013 – 91 – 93 points – eRobertParker.com

    “The aromatics…come straight at you with quite intense stony aromas…The palate is terse on the entry. This is a Folatières that seems to take itself seriously, austere at first, but then fanning out toward the finish as if it were toying with you.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2013 – 93 points – Decanter

    “Flamboyant, toasty nose of grilled almond but also some ripe apricot. Very smooth with a long, spicy finish.”

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