Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2016

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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

    • 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, 18% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
    • Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    Apple, lemon cake and honey flavors mark this ripe yet tightly wound style, which is balanced and full of energy, finishing with a mix of fruit, stone and spice notes. Drink now through 2024.

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