Domaine Leflaive Tasting Notes |
Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, débourbage (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.
Wine Spectator |
“Enticing, with peach and pear flavors, tinged by oak spice. Refined and elegant, yet with intensity, followed by a soft finish.”
Wine Enthusiast |
"This rich wine balances ripe yellow fruits with intense citrus acidity in a harmonious whole. Its structure is laden with minerality, toast and a smooth, delicious creamy aftertaste."
International Wine Cellar |
"A hint of reduction dissipates to reveal aromas of ripe peach and nectarine complicated by peppery spices. Sweet, brisk and densely packed; plenty of stuffing here but in a distinctly energetic style. In fact, this wine's serious acidity should enable it to evolve gracefully in bottle. Very complex already."
"A classic Pucelles nose of honeysuckle, citrus and white orchard fruit aromas, in particular pear, leads to rich, forward and wonderfully opulent mediumbodied flavors that brim with dry extract that coats the palate on the refined and impressively long finish. As it always is, this is a classy wine of finesse but with a generous side to it in 2009."
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