Domaine Leflaive Pouilly Fuisse 2017
(Maconnais, France) - [BH 90] [WS 90]
Regular price $110.00 Sale price $84.97 Save $25.03
Domaines Leflaive cultivates 3.3 hectares in the commune of Solutré-Pouilly, of which 2.7 hectares are in the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé and the rest are in the lieux-dits of Pragne, Le Mont, Pommard, Duyre, Crays, Nanche and Charmont. 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 soilforming 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.
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
WINE MAKING: Pressure: Pneumatic long and soft, decantation of 24 hours then débourbage, entonnage.
Fermentation: in oak barrels of which 20% are new.
Maturation: after 12 months in barrels, the wine is aged 6 months in vat where it is prepared for bottling.
90 Points - Allen Meadows BurgHound:
"A mildly toasty nose displays plenty of matchstick and petrol characters that introduce sleek, delicious and more refined medium-bodied flavors that possess better depth and persistence on the vibrant, saline and agreeably dry finale. Good quality here." (Jun 10, 2019)
90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Richly textured, harmonious and balanced, offering lemon, peach and light pastry notes. Shows class and persistence as the lemon and baking spice accents linger on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,500 cases made, 350 cases imported." - BS (Sept 2020)