Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2007

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  • Vineyard Profile


    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Pucelles
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 3.06 hectares (7.56 acres); le clos du meix: 26 ouvrées (2.77 acres), planted in 1981 and 1985; la grande: 36.5 ouvrées (3.88 acres), planted in 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961 and 1963; la petite: 8.5 ouvrées (0.91 acre), planted in 1969
    • 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, 22% new (maximum 1/3 Vosges, minimum 2/3 allier). Matured 12 months in cask, then aged 6 months in tank and prepared for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering at bottling, if necessary.



  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2007 – 93 points – Wine Spectator

    "A rich, open-textured white, with lemon, lime, apple and spice notes. Turns more elegant on the finish, offering toast and spice on the aftertaste, with a perception of light tannins. There's grip as well…."

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2007 – 96 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “A powerful wine, showing rich, opulent Chardonnay. The spice and acidity crispen the wine, but leave the powerful fruit in all its glory.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2007 – 91 points – Wine & Spirits

    “Hidden with oak structure, this golden wine has firmly structured fruit, with the broad, sumptuous flavor of ripe peach. The middle fills out and grows increasingly rich with air, though the fruit remains captive to the oak. A powerful 2007.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2007 – 94 points – The Wine Advocate

    "Les Pucelles offers minerality, finesse, and lift…Seductive lily, heliotrope and iris along with high-toned herbal and pit fruit essences on the nose…bitter-sweet perfume and pure essence of peach and quince on a silken palate."