The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards.
Terroir: 1er Cru Champs Gains is a total of 26 acres of prime Chardonnay terroir located as it's name suggests at the top of the hillside where the fields meet the forest. It is located north of the Grand Crus above the village of Puligny and directly adjacent to 1er Cru Folatières and Sous la Garenne. Soils are a blend of clay chalky limestone.
Vinification: Leflaive has been producing this cuvèe for over 10 years from a single plot in the heart of the vineyard. The wine undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 25% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release.
Firm reduction. This is sleeker if not quite as concentrated as the Champ Canet but it is more mineral-driven with a lovely sense of vibrancy and inner mouth perfume while delivering excellent length on the bone dry finish. This is a really fine effort that is less marked by the style of the vintage than many wines here.
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