The roots of the Leflaive family go back to 1717 when Claude Leflaive took up residence in Puligny-Montrachet, intent upon cultivating several acres of vineyards. The domaine, in its present form, was created by Joseph Leflaive between the years of 1910 and 1930, as a result of his successive purchases of vineyards and houses.
Today, the domaine extends over 24 hectares (59.3 acres) in Puligny-Montrachet, of which 4.8 hectares (11.9 acres) are grands crus and 10.8 hectares (26.7 acres) are premiers crus, all growing one varietal: Chardonnay. Since 2004 the domaine has expanded into the Mâconnais and cultivates some 20 hectares 49.4 acres) in Mâcon-Verzé and Solutré-Pouilly.
Domaine Leflaive is one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy. After increasing trials at the beginning of the 1990s, conversion has been total since 1996.
So if you're looking for a better Chardonnay or a better domaine in the Cote de Beaune, you won't find one. Domaine Leflaive stands alone at the top in my opinion.
We just love seeking out lesser known wines from the top producers. So tonight we decided to pop the 2014 Mâcon Verzé and give the first bottle a taste test.
Notes of citrus, some lemon curd, granny smith apples, & a subtle flinty quality on the nose.
Spices, citrus, ginger, with granny smith apples, plenty of acid and minerals on the mid palate with some lemon curd on the finish and plenty of body. This is a damn tasty wine. This is really worth seeking out and highly recommended if you want to try an affordable wine from a top notch producer.
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