Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Pouilly-Fuissé – 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Domaines Leflaive cultivates 2.16 hectares in the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé. Pouilly-Fuissé, the flagship region of the Mâconnais, is cordoned to the west by a flotilla of prow-shaped rocks, of which the Rock of Solutré is the most famous. (At the base of this cliff is a Stone Age archaeological site containing the skeletons of over 100,000 horses — which gives the name to the archaeologic era of the Solutrian.) The bowl at the foot of the Rock of Solutré is the heartland of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, with some of the best soilforming strata on which Chardonnay grows in all of Burgundy. Composed of fossiliferous marl and marly limestone, the area was under the shallow Jurassic sea millions of years ago.

    • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
    • Viticulture: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 2.16 hectares (5.34 acres)
    • Soil: Fossilized marls and marly limestone
    • First Year of Production: 2012
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Aging: 12 months in oak casks, 20% new, then 6 months in small, stainless-steel tanks
    • Filtration: Very light
    • Fining: Homeopathic
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay



  • Domaine Leflaive Pouilly-Fuissé – 2017 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    Richly textured, harmonious and balanced, offering lemon, peach and light pastry notes. Shows class and persistence as the lemon and baking spice accents linger on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,500 cases made, 350 cases imported.

  • Domaine Leflaive Pouilly-Fuissé – 2017 – The Wine Advocate – 91 Points

    The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé derives from multiple parcels in Soultré and which now sees the same élevage as the domaine's wines from Puligny. It's showing well, exhibiting aromas of ripe lemons, beeswax, dried white flowers and blanched almonds, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny-textured palate with more flesh, concentration and length than any of the Mâcon-Verzé bottlings.