Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: Total of 1.26 hectares (3.11 acres)

      la 4: 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre), planted in 1983

      la 6: 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre), planted in 1962

      la 18: 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acres), planted in 1969 and 1999

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Folatières
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 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 Folatières – 2007 – 93 points – The Wine Advocate

    "Ripe, faintly caramelized peach, quince preserves, citrus zest…dominate the nose and succulent, creamily-textured palate. Musky notes of narcissus and heady lily-like perfume add allure and complexity, following all the way through the finish."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2007 – 100 Perfect Pours – Robb Report

    "One of the Côte de Beaune’s most prized vineyards, Les Folatières has soil of calcareous clay that lends to the finished wine a mineral bite…flavors of pineapple and lemon coax the taste buds before the long granite-and-spearmint finish."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2007 – 93 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    "Sexy aromas of white peach, honey and white flowers. Wonderfully pure and expressive already, with compelling sweetness to the flavors of stone fruits, spices and flowers…harmonious acidity and firm finishing minerality."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières – 2007 – 90-92 points –

    "… primary notes of lemon peel and rose petal with spiced pear nuances…pure, racy, intense and strikingly detailed medium-bodied flavors brimming with an almost pungent minerality on the explosive, complex and driving finish."