Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières

Premier Cru

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Wine Spectator

      95 points


      "Though light-footed, this white is expansive, filled with flavors of lemon cake, apple tart and white flowers. Vibrant and long, with precision balance and a lingering aftertaste of flowers, honey, mineral and spice. Scintillating."

      Bruce Sanderson, December 15, 2017

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Domaine Leflaive
      2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
      Vinous
      91-93 points

      "Pale, bright yellow with green highlights. Lovely perfume of lime blossom, white peach and noble herbs. Captivating sucrosité on the attack, then juicy and floral in the mid-palate, showing a cooler fruit quality than the Clavoillon. Vibrant, sharply delineated premier cru with a subtle, slowly building finish featuring good mineral grip. A lovely showing."

      Stephen Tanzer, September 2015

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Domaine Leflaive

      2013 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

      Decanter

      93 points


      "Flamboyant, toasty nose of grilled almond but also some ripe apricot. Very smooth with a long, spicy finish.”

      Gerard Basset OBE, MW, MS, February 2015

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      2012 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières
      "(malo two-thirds done): Bright yellow. Complex, showy aromas of stone fruits, acacia flower, minerals and sexy lees. Rich and plush but not overly sweet; a step up in texture and length from the Clavoillons. Wonderfully spherical premier cru with a long, tactile finish. 91-94”
      By Stephen Tanzer

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières
      "Pale, bright yellow. Expressive musky aromas of candied lemon peel, peach, spices and flowers. Silky, fresh and firm, with ripe acidity framing and carrying the flavors of lemon peel and flowers. Lovely stuffing and lift here. Finishes dry and perfumed, with sneaky length and subtle minerality. Leflaive is using just 20% to 25% new oak for their premier crus nowadays, notes winemaker Eric Remy.” 90-93
      By Stephen Tanzer

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Domaine Leflaive

      2010 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

      The Wine Advocate

      93 points


      "The fruit is quite bold and racy, something that is only accentuated over time as the wine opens up in the glass. At the same time, underlying veins of minerality begin to appear, providing the perfect foil to the wine's increasingly tropical tendencies. I imagine the richer, more exotic notes will only intensify over time, yet there is plenty of acidity to support the fruit.”

      Antonio Galloni, August 2012

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Domaine Leflaive

      2009 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

      Burghound.com

      (90-92) points


      "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

      "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.” "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

      Allen Meadows, July 2011

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Stephen Tanzer, International Cellar
      September/October 2005

      2003 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres
      Medium yellow. Less vintage-typical aromas of orange, nutmeg and flint. Then more vibrant in the mouth, with a fine-grained texture and enticing floral lift. A bit warm on the end, but finishes with very good thrust and length. This has finesse for a 2003. 88 points.

      Tasting notes by Corney & Barrow

      Puligny-Montrachet 1 er Cru Les Folatières
      Butter yellow gold colour. Lovely nose of almost roasted, florid mineral fruit. The palate is very rich, sumptuous even, with lush full alcoholic flavours, powerful and long, lifted delicately by a light acidity. Seductive. Drink in 2006.

      The Vine
      October 2004 #237
      Clive Coates

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières
      This is a very good example. Fullish, cool, ripe and rich. Good grip. Quite racy. Long. Very good indeed. From 2007/8.

      The wine advocate
      29 April 2005 - n°158
      R. Parker, Jr

      Puligny-Montrachet Folatières
      The 2003 Puligny-Montrachet Folatières (white 89-91) reveals a nose of smoky white fruits. Medium-bodied and velvety-textured, it reveals pulp-laden peers and white pepper in its luch, generours character. This wine with its admirable depth of fruit, is a candidate for drinking over the next 6-7 years.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Wine Spectator Insider
      November 1, 2006

      Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 2004
      92 points | $158 | 200 cases imported | White
      A gorgeous nose combining toast and mineral aromas introduces this silky white Burgundy. It's lightweightyet finely detailed with citrus, hazelnut and mineral flavors. Terrific balance and integration, with a long finish. Best from 2008 to 2016.

      Stephen Tanzer, International Cellar
      September/October 2005, Issue 122

      2004 Montrachet Les Folatières
      (this was the earliest wine to go through malo) Very pure, perfumed aromas of peach and white flowers. Juicy and taut, with sharply delineated flavors of peach, lemon, flowers and minerals. Lovely harmonious acidity extends the wine's finish. The first of these wines to show "the real final balance" of 2004, notes Morey. 89-92.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Stephen Tanzer, International Cellar
      September/October 2005

      2003 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres
      Medium yellow. Less vintage-typical aromas of orange, nutmeg and flint. Then more vibrant in the mouth, with a fine-grained texture and enticing floral lift. A bit warm on the end, but finishes with very good thrust and length. This has finesse for a 2003. 88 points.

      Tasting notes by Corney & Barrow

      Puligny-Montrachet 1 er Cru Les Folatières
      Butter yellow gold colour. Lovely nose of almost roasted, florid mineral fruit. The palate is very rich, sumptuous even, with lush full alcoholic flavours, powerful and long, lifted delicately by a light acidity. Seductive. Drink in 2006.

      The Vine
      October 2004 #237
      Clive Coates

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières
      This is a very good example. Fullish, cool, ripe and rich. Good grip. Quite racy. Long. Very good indeed. From 2007/8.

      The wine advocate
      29 April 2005 - n°158
      R. Parker, Jr

      Puligny-Montrachet Folatières
      The 2003 Puligny-Montrachet Folatières (white 89-91) reveals a nose of smoky white fruits. Medium-bodied and velvety-textured, it reveals pulp-laden peers and white pepper in its luch, generours character. This wine with its admirable depth of fruit, is a candidate for drinking over the next 6-7 years.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      L'art et le Vin
      N°60 - Février 2006
      Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 2002
      Et maintenant, quoi de plus que le Puligny qui précède ? Facile my dear ! La même note fine qui parcourt ce vin de bout en bout avec en plus de la volupté, de la profondeur, une subtile harmonie et une facilité expressive fabuleuse. Les dégustateurs, pressés de couronner le Puligny, ont appris à ... attendre un peu avant de crier au génie.

      The Vine
      Janvier 2004
      Clive Coates
      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières
      Charnu et minéral. Corsé et complexe. Beaucoup de profondeur. Très bonne tenue. Bien racé. Bonne qualité. A partir de 2008.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      The Wine Advocate - N°147 - June 2003
      R.M. Parker, Jr

      Slightly full-bodied, revealing a spicy, mineral, smoky and toasty oak nose, the Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 2001 is reminiscent on the palate of herb liqueur, gravel and stone. Deep and yet tight, it will be at its peak in 4-5 years. 85-88.

      WDQ - September/October 2002
      2001 Domaine Leflaive

      Puligny-Montrachet Folatières : Bright, floral, steely aromas of lemon and apple. Firm and lively, but not showing much personality today. The combination of minerality and brisk acidity gives this very dry wine a rather severe aspect, an impression compounded by the considerable carbonic gas. But possesses solid backbone and very good length. 88-91.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Notes de dégustation par Corney & Barrow
      Puligny-Montrachet 1 er Cru Les Folatières
      Robe d'un jaune riche doré. Joli nez expressif de fruit minéral, presque torréfié. La bouche est très riche, voire somptueuse, avec des saveurs amples d'alcool, puissante, longue, et soulevée délicatement par une légère acidité. Séduisant ! A boire en 2006.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Clive Coates, The Vine
      N° 188, Septembre 2000

      Les Folatières 1999 : Fullish, rich and concentrated. The wood is a touch more obvious (but a two year old barrel). Very lovely, intense fruit. This is very harmonious, integrated, poised and focussed. A lovely minerally example. Fine plus. From 2005.

      Stephen Tanzer, International Cellar
      September/October 2000

      Les Folatières 1999 : Pure, penetrating aromas of lemon candy and flowers. Sweet, spicy and intensely flavored; quite full for Folatières. Lovely purity of flavor and richness. Finishes long and quite dry. 89-92.

      N° 133, 28 February 2000
      [The white Burgundies of 1999]
      "Domaine Leflaive"
      R.M. Parker, Jr

      With a smoky, pear and floral nose, the Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 1999 is fairly full-bodied, feminine, pure and elegant on the palate, developing complex aromas but with great precision, suggesting mineral tones. Its long finish is supple and fresh.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Septembre 1999
      [The white Burgundies of 1998]
      "Domaine Leflaive"
      Clive Coates MW

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières 1998
      Backward but full, fat, rich and concentrated. Lots of wine here. Lots of depth. And lovely fruit. Long. Very complex. Fine. From 2004.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Domaine Leflaive

      2009 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

      Burghound.com

      (90-92) points


      "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

      "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.” "...displays notes of citrus, pear and acacia blossom... There is very good verve and punch to the detailed and mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that culminate in a focused, complex and solidly long finish.”

      Allen Meadows, July 2011

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      N° 62, Septembre/Octobre 1995
      [Les bourgognes blancs 1993]
      "Domaine Leflaive"
      Stephen Tanzer's
      Puligny-Montrachet Folatières 1993
      Smoke and oak char on the nose. A step up in intensity, with strong but ripe acidity carrying the fruit and giving the wine lovely shape and grip. 88.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      Notes de dégustation par Corney & Barrow
      Puligny-Montrachet 1 er Cru Les Folatières
      Robe d'un jaune riche doré. Joli nez expressif de fruit minéral, presque torréfié. La bouche est très riche, voire somptueuse, avec des saveurs amples d'alcool, puissante, longue, et soulevée délicatement par une légère acidité. Séduisant ! A boire en 2006.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      .

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

      Wine tasting

      International Wine Cellar
      September/October 2003
      Stephen Tanzer

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières
      Quintessential Puligny aromas of peach, flowers and butter. Fense and juicy, with pure, intense flavors of butter and stones. The wine's strong minerality makes it seem much firmer and brighter than the 3.8 grams-per-liter acidity would suggest. Very focused and expressive wine, finishing with vibrancy and excellent persistence. 90-93.

      The Wine Advocate
      February 2004 - Number 151
      R. Parker, Jr

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatière
      The 2002 Puligny-Montrachet Folatière ushers in spicy mineral aromas with extraordinary depth. This opulent, silky treasure provides a deep, concentrated ensemble, dominated by scents of spicy apple. Highly expressive, rich, and with a long elegant finish, it should be drunk within 7-8 years. 91-93.

      The Vine
      January 2004
      Clive Coates

      Puligny-Montrachet, Folatières
      This is nurty and mineral. Full bodied and complex . Lots of depth. Very good grip. Very classy. Fire quality. From 2008.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

    • Origin

      Sol argilo-calcaire
      3 parcels in the "Les Folatières" appellation.
      "la 4": 4.5 ouvrées (0.48 acre) planted in 1983.
      "la 6": 6.2 ouvrées (0.66 acre) planted in 1962.
      "la 18": 18.6 ouvrées (1.97 acre) planted in 1969 and 1999.
      Surface: 1ha 26a (3.11 acres).

      Method of culture

      Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24 hours, then racking and running into cask of the must.
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 20% new (maxi 1/3 Vosges, mini 2/3 Allier).
      Maturing: after 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is prepared for bottling.
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary.

      Grape variety

      Chardonnay

      Wine making

      Biodynamic.
      Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring.

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