Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2017

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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 — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    A lush, concentrated white, balanced and fluid, providing an ideal backdrop for the peach, apricot, butterscotch and mineral aromas and flavors. The finish is terrific, with a buildup that stretches out beautifully. Drink now through 2028. From France.

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