The Mâcon-Verzé from the iconic Domaine Leflaive is always world-class and one crazy good value. Drawn from nine special plots, and utilizing a combination of steel, cement and oak fermentation that leads to a wide array of flavor profiles. The new release is absolutely beaming with energy even in its youth. It boasts floral aromas, lemon-lime citrus notes and a minerality that shines throughout.
I understand how daunting it can be each year to get Leflaive into your collection. But, with two great vintages back to back in a six-pack, I’m making it easier than ever. The Mâcon-Verzé is a stunner and an incredible value. Drawn from nine special plots, and utilizing a combination of steel, cement and oak fermentation that leads to a wide array of flavor profiles. Fresh Granny Smith Apple set against a persistent minerality, refreshing with hints of Meyer Lemon. These are so stinkin’ good!
Leflaive cultivates 2.16 hectares in the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Pouilly-Fuissé, the flagship region of the Mâconnais, is cordoned to the west by a flotilla of prow-shaped rocks, of which the Rock of Solutré is the most famous. A lot of people make a Pouilly-Fuissé, but in my opinion, no body comes close to Domaine Leflaive’s release. Composed of fossiliferous marl and marly limestone, the area was under the shallow Jurassic sea millions of years ago and it gives this a wonderful mineral, chalkiness that is unmistakably present here. Such an age-worthy beauty.
"If DRC is one of Burgundy’s benchmark domaines for Pinot Noir, Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet is its equivalent for Chardonnay of the highest order. Not only is quality high, but at 58 acres, it is a large estate with 14 acres of holdings in four of the five grands crus. Under the direction of Anne-Claude Leflaive, the vineyards are farmed biodynamically."