Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: 4.64 hectares (11.47 acres)
      Les Brelances: 32 ouvrées (3.38 acres), planted in 1966 and 2003

      Les Grands Champs: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre), planted in 1990

      Les Nosroyes: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre), planted in 1967

      Les Reuchaux: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre), planted in 1989

      La Rue aux Vaches: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre), planted in 1963

      Les Tremblots: 40 ouvrées (4.23 acres), planted in 1955,1970,1972,1979 and 1982

      Les Houlières: 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre), planted in 1980

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: Seven parcels in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 18% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier) Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2007 – 90 points – Wine Spectator

    “Shy in aroma, this lean, racy white has intensity. Lemon curd, apple, pastry and chalk notes mingle as this turns firm and bracing on the mouthwatering finish. Very refined.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2007 – 93 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “A finely balanced wine, with the acidity a pure streak through the white pear and lime flavors. The wine is rich, the wood so carefully judged with the beautiful fruit.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2007 – 93 points – Wine & Spirits

    "...this village wine is heady and distinctive...ripe fruit—ranging from nectarine to quince, ginger and honey. The flavors tessellate within a frame of acidity and a broader outline of oak, flawlessly structured. Decant this for roast veal."

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2007 – 50 classics you must try – Food & Wine

    "Leflaive is one of the greatest domaines in the village of Puligny-Montrachet, itself one of the greatest sources for white Burgundy...it's exotically creamy, with savory oak spice wrapped around a tight core of lime, apricot and minerals."

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