Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze Blanc 2021
A blend of nine different vineyards. In coming grapes are soft pressed, with fermentation in the traditional piece. Continues with the maturation in wooden barriques and final elevage in the bottle. A detailed Chardonnay that displays incredible length, precision, minerality and energy. Has the 'Leflaive fingerprints' all over it and would also benefit with some cellar time.
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Macon
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
Domaine Leflaive is the most famous estate in Puligny-Montrachet. After the untimely death of Anne-Claude Leflaive in April 2015, the estate is now being managed by Brice de la Morandiere with the winemaking under the control of Eric Remy (in succession to Pierre Morey who retired in 2008).
Leflaives have been extant in Puligny since 1717 but the real founder of the domaine was Joseph (1870-1953) who was succeeded by two of his sons, Vincent and Jo. However, it was under the stewardship of Anne-Claude between 1990 and 2015 that the domaine became a leader in Burgundy’s biodynamic movement, the whole property being converted in 1997.
The domaine has expanded into the Maconnais in 2004, with 20 hectares in Mâcon-Verzé and Solutré-Pouilly.