Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2011

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.73 hectare (1.8 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1963, 1972
    • 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, 22% new (maximum 1/2 Vosges, minimum 1/2 allier)
      Matured 12 months in cask, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary



  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2011 – 93 points – Wine Spectator

    "Flint and mineral aromas highlight this linear white, augmented by lime, apple and spice flavors. In the end, this is dominated by a savory character."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2011 – 93 (+?) points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “…aromas of stone fruits, musky gunflint and minerals. Rich, dense and fat, offering superb depth of yellow fruit, spice and mineral flavors. Round and quite powerful in the middle, then builds on the back half, finishing…dry and explosive.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes – 2011 – 91-93 points, Outstanding –

    “…a mildly exotic nose of fresh apricot and mango nuances along with pear, peach and floral scents. There is very fine concentration to the textured and mouth coating middle weight plus…a subtle minerality on the powerful and solidly long finish.”