Domaine Leflaive Pouilly-Fuissé 2020 (Maconnais, Burgundy, France)

Domaine Leflaive Pouilly-Fuissé 2020
(Maconnais, Burgundy, France)

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About the Winery:
Domaine Leflaive has been entirely a family domaine since its creation. Brice de La Morandière, great grandson of the founder, Joseph Leflaive, represents the fourth generation at the head of the domaine. In 2015, after an international career in industry, he succeeded Anne-Claude, pioneer in biodynamics. It is with the same philosophy of respect for the great terroirs, humility toward the forces of nature, and relentless pursuit of excellence in viticulture and in winemaking that the domaine will continue to grow in the future.

About the Vineyard:
Domaines Leflaive cultivates 2.16 hectares in the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé. Pouilly-Fuissé, the flagship region of the Mâconnais, is cordoned to the west by a flotilla of prow-shaped rocks, of which the Rock of Solutré is the most famous. (At the base of this cliff is a Stone Age archaeological site containing the skeletons of over 100,000 horses — which gives the name to the archaeologic era of the Solutrian.) The bowl at the foot of the Rock of Solutré is the heartland of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, with some of the best soil forming strata on which Chardonnay grows in all of Burgundy. Composed of fossiliferous marl and marly limestone, the area was under the shallow Jurassic sea millions of years ago.

Technical Information

Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
Viticulture: 100% biodynamic
Size: 2.16 hectares (5.34 acres)
Soil: Shallow calcareous clay located around the Roche de Solutre
First Year of Production: 2012

Vinification: Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast;  Malolactic: 100%
Aging: 12 months in oak casks, 20% new, then 6 months in small, stainless-steel tanks.
Filtration: Very light
Fining: Homeopathic

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Allen Meadows BurgHound (2019):
"Elegant and very pretty aromas of petrol, acacia blossom and various white orchard fruit give way to sleek and relatively sophisticated flavors that are once again markedly saline, which only contributes further to the refreshing and persistent finish. This is lovely and understated." (6/2021)