Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2012

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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 – 2012 – 90 – 92 points – The Wine Advocate

    "…scents of ripe green apple intermingling with passion fruit and wet limestone…The palate has a squeeze of lemon zest on the entry; allied with crisp acidity and a gentle build in the mouth toward a spicy finish and a bitter lemon aftertaste."

  • Puligny-Montrachet – 2012 – 88-90 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Subtle aromas of peach and flowers. Supple, dry and classic, with stone fruit and floral flavors lifted by a citrus hint. Juicy, perfumed village wine with a tight finish featuring saline minerality."

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