Domaine Leflaive, Puligny Montrachet
Domaine Leflaive is the most famous estate in Puligny-Montrachet. The domaine is one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy, the property being completely converted since 1997.
In the Côte de Beaune region, the domain has 22 hectares of vineyards, including 10 hectares of Premiers Crus (in Puligny Montrachet: Les Combettes, Les Pucelles, Le Clavoillon, Les Folatieres and in Meursault-Blagny, Sous le Dos d'Ane) and 5.1 hectares of Grands Crus (Chevalier Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet and a tiny holding of Le Montrachet).
The traditional appellation range of the domain is composed of:
Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles
Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières
Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes
Puligny-Montrachet Le Clavoillon
Meursault sous le Dos d'Âne
Recently, the domaine has added a new wine to his range: Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie.
It has also extended in the Maconnais where it is farming 20 hectares of vine.
The wines are aged for 12 months in 25% new oak and are then transferred to steel tanks where they are allowed to clarify naturally over the second winter. Fermentations are solely from indigenous yeasts. A stirring of the lees (bâtonnage) is practised between the end of alcoholic fermentation and the beginning of malolactic fermentation. Bottling takes place in the springtime of the second year.
Domaine Leflaive has been entirely a family domaine since its creation. Brice de La Morandière, represents the fourth generation at the head of the domaine.
Photos courtesy of Domaine Leflaive
For more information please visit:
https://www.leflaive.fr/en (Official Website)