Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly-Fuissé — 2021

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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 soil forming 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)
    • Vine Age: Planted in 1960 and 2011
    • Soil: Shallow calcareous clay located around the Roche de Solutre
    • Exposure: South-East to South-West exposure
    • First Year of Production: 2012
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 25% in egg-cement and 75% in oak barrels (15% new).
    • 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