Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 1.15 hectares (2.84 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1958 and 1959
    • 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, 25% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 Allier)
      Aged 12 months in cask and 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary



  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 93+ points – Vinous

    “High-pitched aromas of pear, lime, crushed stone and lavender. Intensely flavored but airy and light on its feet, with firm limey acidity (4.4 grams per liter) cutting the wine's flesh. Finishes tight and long, with rising floral perfume.”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 91 – 94 points – Vinous

    “Light, bright yellow. Strong peach and ginger aromas are complicated by musky lees. Intensely flavored but lighter and tighter than the Pucelles, a bit youthfully sharp in a positive way. A flavor of lemon candy dominates.”

  • Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 95 points – Decanter

    “Majestic nose of tangerine and pistachio. Lovely texture and a superb concentration of flavors. The finish is long and spicy.”