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  • Country ranking ?

    1 022
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Shrimps in cream curry sauce

The Story

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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This wine clearly combines the perfect terroir of one of the best "climats" for white wines in Burgundy with the distinct handwriting of the vintner. A bright and youthful yellow colour. Rich and complex nose with initially smoky character, hints of pyrotechnical flavours, flintstone, distinct oak influence and opulent fruit reminiscent of fresh citrus fruit, lemon zest, candied lemon zest and yellow stonefruit. Almost hints of tropical fruit in the background. On the palate distinct freshness, elegant character, excellen structure, weight and depth, in the aftertaste hints of brioche, vanilla and elegant oak spcies.
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Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Bâtard-Montrachet 2012  ( Domaine Leflaive )

"This wine clearly combines the perfect terroir of one of the best "climats" for white wines in Burgundy with the distinct handwriting of the vintner. A bright and youthful yellow colour. Rich and complex nose with initially smoky character, hints of pyrotechnical flavours, flintstone, distinct oak influence and opulent fruit reminiscent of fresh citrus fruit, lemon zest, candied lemon zest and yellow stonefruit. Almost hints of tropical fruit in the background. On the palate distinct freshness, elegant character, excellen structure, weight and depth, in the aftertaste hints of brioche, vanilla and elegant oak spcies. "

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