Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Pucelles
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 2.75 hectares (6.79 acres); le clos du meix: 26 ouvrées (2.77 acres), planted in 1981 and 1985; la grande: 29.5 ouvrées (3.12 acres), planted in 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961 and 1963; la petite: 8.5 ouvrées (0.91 acre), planted in 1969
    • 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, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier). Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary.

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  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2014 – 94 points – Wine Spectator

    "Smooth and creamy, with a lime edge to the peach, apple and oak spice flavors. Shows good cut underneath, driving the flavors to a long, mouthwatering conclusion. Refined and elegant."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2014 – 94 points – Wine Spectator Insider

    "Smooth and creamy, with a lime edge to the peach, apple and oak spice flavors. Shows good cut underneath, driving the flavors to a long, mouthwatering conclusion. Refined and elegant."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2014 – 92-94 points – Vinous

    “Bright, light yellow. Reticent reduced nose opens slowly with air to offer scents of soft citrus fruits, lime oil, clove and white flowers….But still dry and classic, even tight, in the mid-palate, with a strong menthol character keeping the fruit under wraps.

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