Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2016

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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
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier)
    • Barrel Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1er Cru – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 94 Points

    This white starts out rich and creamy, offering lemon cake, peach, spring blossom and pastry flavors, gaining focus on the finish, where the vibrant structure emerges. Fine length. Drink now through 2027.

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