Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2016

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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
  • 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, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier)
    • Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary

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

    A broad attack signals this rich, powerful white, revealing peach, apple pie and vanilla flavors, with a hint of coffee. Balanced and vibrant on the long finish, where a mineral accent chimes in. Fine intensity and detail. Best from 2021 through 2032.

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