Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet – 2017

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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 – 2017 – Wine Spectator – 93 Points

    This sleek white exhibits fine intensity, with a honey note adding interest to the peach, lemon tart and mineral flavors. Balanced, verging on creamy in texture, offering a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 3,500 cases made, 500 cases imported.

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