Domaine Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru — 2019

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Chevalier-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Chevalier du bas sud: 6.5 ouvrées (0.69 acre), planted in 1957 and 1958; Chevalier du bas nord: 21 ouvrées (2.22 acres) planted in 1955, 1964 and 1980; Chevalier du haut: 19 ouvrées (2.01 acres), planted in 1974
    • 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, 25% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 Allier)
    • Aging: Aged 12 months in cask, 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary



  • Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru — 2019 – Burghound – 98 Points

    This is even more aromatically elegant with its intensely floral-suffused aromas that include acacia, lavender and rose petal along with an array of white fleshed fruit, spice and subtle wood influence. This cool, intense and precise large-scaled flavors brim with both sappy dry extract and minerality, all wrapped in a tightly coiled, linear and remarkably persistent finish. This is incredibly promising and very clearly built-to-age.