When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking.
If you have been paying attention to my propaganda over the years you know that Burgundy is one of my favorite wine regions of the world and I have been looking forward to this event for the last six months.
Domaine Leflaive is the gold standard for white Burgundy and when I received some older vintages of Chevalier and Batard Montrachet there was no question that these would be put on the table for a great white Burgundy event and this tasting just happens to coincide with the new releases from this great producer as the 2021 vintage is just now hitting the US market. The one thing you will notice about 2021 is the lack of wine, this was a very short vintage and the prices make 2018, 2019 and 2020 seem affordable. I have included all the Domaine Leflaive that we have in the store on this offering.
Join us as we experience an incredible selection of white Burgundy from this great Domaine along with a special tasting menu to compliment these great whites. The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $975 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOMAINE LEFLAIVE WHITE BURGUNDY TASTING BACK TO 2010
Friday, October 20, 2023
2020 Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc
2018 Esprit Leflaive Pouilly Fuisse
2015 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet
2020 Domaine Leflaive Sous le Dos d'Ane Meursault Premier Cru
2020 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru
2020 Domaine LeFlaive Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru
2020 Domaine LeFlaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
2014 Domaine LeFlaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
2011 Domaine LeFlaive Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru
2010 Domaine LeFlaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Sea Scallop Carpaccio with Candied Lemon and lavender Aioli
Pôchouse of River Fish
The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $975 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail email@example.com. Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any food allergies or aversions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.
A bit about Domaine LeFlaive
When you look at the world's great white wines there is one area that stands out among all the rest especially for its aging potential- Burgundy, France. The great Chardonnay based wines from Burgundy are distinguised and the terroir of this region has been recognized as great for over 1000 years! Tonight we will be showing 16 wines from one of Burgundies highest regarded producers Domaine de Leflaive. Founded in 1717, Domaine Leflaive has long been considered one of the most highly regarded white wine growers in Burgundy. Currently under the stewardship of Anne-Claude Leflaive, the Domaine’s conversion to biodynamic farming in 1990 has produced remarkable results, raising the standard for one of the world’s greatest wines even higher.
Described by Clive Coates as, "doyen of Puligny and a man of great charm, wit, hospitality and winemaking genius" ("Côte d’Or- 1997), Vincent Leflaive and his brother Joseph (or Jo) took over after their father’s death in 1953. It was Vincent who acquired a tiny parcel of Le Montrachet in 1991, enough to fill one 500-litre cask. The domaine now comprises parcels in three of the four Montrachet grand crus, four of the best premier crus, including a large portion of Clavoillon, for a total of 23 hectares (57 acres) in all.
Anne-Claude Leflaive, Innovative, Meticulous, Caretaker of Vineyards
In 1990, Vincent’s daughter, Anne-Claude Leflaive, and Jo’s son, Olivier, became co-gérants of the domaine. Olivier, however, has concentrated on his négociant business, and, since the death of her father in 1993, Anne-Claude has run the domaine on her own. When asked by Clive Coates ("Côte d’Or- 1997) what she has changed at the domaine, Anne-Claude said, "I think the most important thing is our attitude towards the vineyards. Not only are we increasingly biodynamique, but the rest is biologique. We have used no fertilizers since 1989, nor herbicides either...We now regard each plot as a separate unit. In the time of my father, we tended to pick, say, all the Pucelles in one go. Now we treat and harvest all of them- and we have 38 separately."