Domaines Leflaive

Bourgogne, France

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 3 parcels in Puligny-Montrachet of Les Pucelles
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: Total of 2.75 hectares (6.79 acres); le clos du meix: 26 ouvrées (2.77 acres), planted in 1981 and 1985; la grande: 29.5 ouvrées (3.12 acres), planted in 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961 and 1963; la petite: 8.5 ouvrées (0.91 acre), planted in 1969
    • 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 1/3 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 – 2013 – 93 points – Vinous

    “Pale yellow. Aromas of oily yellow peach, pear, white flowers and flinty minerality. Sweet, intense and fine-grained, with harmonious acidity and a firm spine of minerality giving energy and finesse to the middle palate. Best today on the rising…”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2013 – 92 – 94 points – Vinous

    “Bright, light yellow. Deeper aromas of ripe peach, honey and clove, complicated by lemon and char notes…noteworthy sucrosite nicely supported by sneaky mineral intensity. Long on the aftertaste…dense with material and built to age.”

  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles – 2013 – 94 points – Decanter

    “Elegant nose with superb floral undertones. Nervous tension on the palate with great intensity of flavors. Long, mineral finish. Delicious.”