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1992 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Clavoillon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 7956646 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
KNH $235 $235
chcho9 $235 $0 OT
chrni $195 $0
montrach… $175 $0
winepedia $165 $0
$165
Item Sold Amount Date
I7956646 1 $235 Sep 19, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

A flamboyant, ripe and seductive style of Chardonnay with plenty of fruit flavor accented by intriguing notes of butter, vanilla, nutmeg and toast. Firm with acidity, full-bodied and long on the finish.

PRODUCER

Domaine Leflaive

Domaine Leflaive, in Puligny-Montrachet, traces its roots back 2,000 years to vineyards planted during the Roman era. More specifically, the domaine was founded in the 1920s when Joseph Leflaive, an engineer by training, began replanting the family vineyards with improved grape vines. He sold wine to friends and later made it into a business. After his death in 1953 his children ran the estate. The business is still owned and managed by the Leflaive family and its white Burgundies are renowned for their quality. With 58 acres of vineyards planted entirely to Chardonnay, the domaine produces fewer than 4,000 cases of Montrachet annually. Since 1998 Domaine Leflaive has been farmed entirely according to biodynamic principles, which, among other things, means that no pesticides, chemicals or artificial fertilizers of any kind are used.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Le Clavoillon

Le Clavoillon is a 15-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the appellation of Puligny-Montrachet, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is just north of Les Pucelles, and the soil is contains more clay than in the vineyards to the south. It is nearly a monopole of Domaine Leflaive, which owns nearly 12.5 acres of the vineyard.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.