Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Domaine Leflaive 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
Domaine Leflaive can trace its history back ten generations to 1717 at their substantial headquarters on Puligny’s Place du Monument. Its modern history started in 1920 when Joseph Leflaive, an engineer who helped design France's first submarine, started to replant the family vines, his sons Vincent and Jo later establishing an international reputation for the estate.
Anne-Claude, daughter of the much admired Vincent, ran the estate from 1993 until her untimely death in 2015, zealously adopting organic then biodynamic methods, reaching full accreditation in 1997. They spread tiny amounts of powdered silica in the vines to aid photosynthesis and even spray them with arnica and valerian after big hail storms to kick start the vines back into action. One result has been higher acidity levels, with freshness being retained in flabbier vintages. The estate extends to 23.5 ha, mostly in Puligny with almost 11 ha of premier cru including large holdings of Clavoillon and Pucelles as well as almost five hectares of grand cru. Ploughing and no artificial fertilisers make their vines particularly deep-rooted, helping to shape their powerful and complex wines. All the wines are vinified in oak barrels over about ten months before being transferred back to very small stainless steel tanks for a further eight months to undergo a natural clarification, finally being bottled 18 months after vintage. These two winters in the cellar give the wines all the attributes necessary to stand on both feet, according to the domaine.
Lying Abroad/En Primeur/In Bond Wines
Wines offered ‘Lying Abroad’ or ‘En Primeur’ provide a good way to secure some of the most sought after wines at opening prices. In addition we ensure it is the cheapest way to buy favourite mid-priced wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône, so please ask us for our offers or check our website for latest reports. Prices are clearly marked in our sales literature and are exclusive of duty, shipping, marine insurance and VAT. Shipment of claret and Port normally takes place around 30 months after the vintage, burgundy and Rhône usually more quickly. A second invoice for the duty, shipping, marine insurance and VAT on the value of the wine is charged at time of shipment. At today’s rates these are approximately £2.95 plus VAT per bottle for wines and £3.75 plus VAT for Port. There are no further charges for deliveries to a UK mainland home or work address. Your Lying Abroad purchases are covered under The Bunch Code of Practice which can be sent on request or viewed here.
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