Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Bourgogne Blanc – 2008

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 3.24 hectares (8.01 acres)Les Houlières: 40 ouvrées (4.23 acres), planted in 1979 and 1982Les Parties: 35 ouvrées (3.78 acres), planted in 1998, 1999 and 2003
    • 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, 12% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
      Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary



  • Bourgogne Blanc – 2008 – 88 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “A mix of fresh citrus and toasty wood work well together in this elegant wine. The texture is soft, rounded, finishing with a great dash of lime. This is sophisticated white Burgundy.”