Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 'Le Monte' Blanc 2021
Situated in the village of Escolles, southwest facing - overlooking the valley of Verze The exposition is referred to as “Le Monté” The soil is calcareous clay and contains flint - vine age 50 years+
This is also exuberantly fresh with its more floral-suffused array of mineral reduction and similar green apple scents. There is a bit more volume to the equally vibrant middleweight flavors that flash evident minerality on the finish that is clean, dry and long while offering just a bit more depth. This too is very good for the appellation and recommended. Burghound.com – Allen Meadows Outstanding Top Value - 90 Points
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.