Domaine Leflaive

Domaine Leflaive

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.

  1. Chevalier-Montrachet g.c., Dom Leflaive
    Chevalier-Montrachet grand cru, Domaine Leflaive 2013 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Good structure but so generous, lovely weight in the mouth. With floral hints in with the fruit,...
    £500.00 per bottle
  2. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Pucelles, Domaine Leflaive 2016-En Primeur (case of 1)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Pucelles, Domaine Leflaive 2016-En Primeur (case of 1)
    A brooding wine, almost as powerful as the Leflaive grand crus, but with sublime finesse expressing...
    £TBA
  3. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Folatières, Domaine Leflaive 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Folatières, Domaine Leflaive 2016-En Primeur (case of 6)
    With a smoky nose, this is a lovely racy wine with a savoury edge, a direct result of Folatières'...
    £TBA
  4. Puligny, Dom Leflaive
    Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    With the complexity and concentration of a 1er cru, this is more than benchmark Puligny. The fruit...
    £98.00 per bottle
  5. Puligny 1er cru Clavoillon, Dom Leflaive
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Clavoillon, Domaine Leflaive 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Domaine Leflaive owns 80% of Clavoillon, producing a wine that is distinctly nutty with a tight...
    £140.00 per bottle
  6. Batard-Montrachet gr cru, Dom Leflaive
    Bâtard-Montrachet grand cru, Domaine Leflaive 1996 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Almondy nose with a rich fat palate balanced by elegant Minerally character coming through on the...
    £580.00 per bottle
  7. Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    There is a fine ethereal nose of acacia and orchard fruit. The palate is fine and elegant with...
    £450.00 per case
  8. Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Clavoillon, Domaine Leflaive 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Clavoillon, Domaine Leflaive 2017-En Primeur (White)
    Burgundy > Côte de Beaune
    Full and expressive on the nose, the rich clay soils here usually produce a bigger wine than the...
    £630.00 per case