Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2010

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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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Reviews

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2010 – 90 points, Outstanding – Burghound.com

    "There is a lovely sense of refinement and energy to the silky and pure middle weight flavors that possess fine precision as well as faultless balance on the lingering finish."

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2010 – 90-91 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “…Silky, suave and gentle with excellent density for village wine. Quite laid-back today, with good mineral tension from start to finish. Finishes long and youthfully tight, and noticeably less sweetness than the very promising Bourgogne Blanc...”

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2010 – 90 points – The Wine Advocate

    “…caresses the palate with soft, expressive fruit…Hints of smoke, slate and crushed rocks are layered into the textured, inviting finish…another terrific entry-level offering from Leflaive.”

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