Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2008

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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
  • 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, 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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  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2008 – 92 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Balancing sweet wood and mineral-driven citrus character, this is elegant and stylish, showing peach and grapefruit flavors. The wood, so fine, acts as balance and support.”

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