Domaine Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières — 2019

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières, Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: “la 6”: 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre), in 1962; “la 4”: 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre), planted in 1983; “la 18”: 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre), planted in 1969 and 1999
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
    • Barrel Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier)
    • Barrel Aging: Matured 12 months in cask, aged 6 months in tank, then prepared for bottling
    • Filtration: Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary



  • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières — 2019 – Burghound – 94 Points

    Here the beautifully layered nose flirts with the exotic in the form of white and yellow peach, dried apricot, jasmine tea and a similar array of spice wisps. The ripe yet retrained and more obviously mineral-driven flavors possess excellent depth and persistence on the very lemon-tinged finale. This too is noticeably firmer and should reward a decade plus of keeping.