Wine Domaine Leflaive, Montrachet Grand Cru AOC, 2002
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Reviews of purchase Domaine Leflaive, Montrachet Grand Cru AOC, 2002
The wine is a golden yellow color.
The wine has a complex, deep, concentrated flavor with a buttery texture, notes of fresh apples, spices, ginger, toast, minerals, anise and honey.
The aroma of wine reveals notes of minerals, honey, vanilla and oak.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment for white meat, fish, seafood and shellfish with cream sauce, aged cheeses.
Chardonnay grapes used for wine-makers of Montrachet wine growing in appellasone Shassan-Montrachet. The vines were planted in the area in 1960. The soils are composed of clay and limestone that is the best suited for growing Chardonnay. Agronomists economy, since 1990, strictly adhere to biodynamic cultivation methods, so collect only a healthy and high-quality crop. Organic fertilizers are the basic elements for the saturation of the soil nutrients that contribute to its improvement and preservation of the environment. Lunar calendar, the composition of the soil and water have a huge impact on the growth and development of the vine growers and strictly follow the rules, so as not to disturb the balance of nature. Ripe berries are harvested by hand, then subjected to soft pressing. Process decantation juice lasts hours, after which it was poured into new oak barrels for fermentation. Exposure of wine is carried out in the same barrels and takes 12 months, after which the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for another six months. Before bottling, if necessary, apply a light filter.
The founder of the winery Domaine Leflaive is Claude Leflaive, which in 1717 acquired the vineyards in a small area of Puligny-Montrachet. Inherited the family estate passed to Joseph Leflaive (1870-1953), who, being an engineer by training, took part in the creation of the first French submarine. But, having achieved great success in this area, in 1905, Joseph returned to his hometown, his father took the farm and bought 25 hectares of vineyards in the district at a very low price, because most of them were affected by the epidemic of phylloxera. Few believed in the success of the case, but Joseph Leflaive knew that the vineyards are of great value, so did everything for their development. He achieved the result, and since 1920 Domaine Leflaive began to produce wine under its own brand. Over time, they have gained a reputation as the best wines of Burgundy, conquered the hearts of connoisseurs of excellent quality and unsurpassed taste.