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  • Country ranking ?

    2 764
  • Producer ranking ?

    36
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

Domaine Leflaive is the very summit of white Burgundy, producing outstanding wines that have the capacity to be very long-lived and develop richness, depth, and complexity with bottle-age. The Domaine owns and tends almost 25 hectares of vineyards mainly located in and around Puligny-Montrachet. Their holdings include 0.08 hectares of Le Montrachet, 2 hectares of Chevalier-Montrachet, 1.91 hectares of Bâtard-Montrachet, 1.6 hectares of Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, and Puligny- Montrachet 1er Crus; Le Clavoillon, Les Combettes, Les Folatières, and Les Pucelles. Domaine Leflaive has been totally biodynamic since 1997. These are some of the most highly sought-after white wines in the world.

 

Origin / 4 parcels in the Bâtard-Montrachet appellation.

Bâtard 7: 7 ouvrées (0.74 acre) planted in 1974 (commune of Chassagne)
Bâtard 8: 8 ouvrées (0.85 acre) planted in 1979 (commune of Puligny)
Bâtard 9: 9 ouvrées (0.95 acre) planted in 1989 (commune of Chassagne)
Bâtard 21: 21 ouvrées (2.22 acres) planted half in 1962, half in 1964 (commune of Puligny).
Surface: 1ha 91a (4.72 acres).

Method of culture

Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, thenracking and running into cask of the must.
Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 25% new (maxi 1/2 Vosges,
mini 1/2 Allier).
Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

Biodynamic.

Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Yellow

ending

Long

flavors

Mineral, Citrus and White fruits

nose

Intense

taste

Average in Acidity and Balanced

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Pale golden yellow, great aromas of some smoke, minerals, flint, apples, lemon, butter and nuts. Fresh acidity, complex and big as a Bâtard should be, but still this Leflaive elegance, not too much butter and nuts yet, perfect maturity for my taste, long length and great balance. 93

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Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Other wines from this producer

Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet

Bourgogne Blanc

Chevalier-Montrachet

Montrachet

Puligny Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes

Puligny-Montrachet, Clavoillon 1er Cru

Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres

Puligny-Montrachet Pucelles

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