Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Mâcon-Verzé — 2021

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • At the beginning of 2003, SCE Domaine Leflaive acquired five parcels (Les Chênes, En Perret, Le Monté, Escolles and Les Muses) of mature Chardonnay vines in the commune of Verzé in the Mâconnais (the Mâcon-Verzé appellation).

      From the very first year, the vines were cultivated biodynamically. Cultivation of the vineyards is carried out by Paul de Noüe (a member of the Leflaive family) within SCE Joseph LEFLAIVE, which is a subsidiary of Domaine Leflaive.

    • Vineyards: Located in the heart of the Verzé valley, assembly of 6 localities
    • Appellation: Mâcon-Villages
    • Viticulture: 100% biodynamic
    • Vine Age: 1930-2010
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
    • Exposure: South-East and South-West
  • Vinification

    • 78% in stainless steel vats, 10% in wooden barrels, and 12% in oak barrels (including 40% in new barrels). After 10 months of aging on lees in fermentation containers, the wine is racked in stainless steel vats and aged on fine lees for 6 months.

    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Filtration: Very light
    • Fining: Homeopathic
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Mâcon-Verzé is a wine of great purity, both floral and mineral, expressing a lively energy, ready to be enjoyed earlier than the wines of Puligny-Montrachet.